by Ginny NiCarthy, some newer books that should be included and available to staff and volunteers are:
by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky – If you can only afford to purchase one item for the library this year, this is the book it should be. Written with humor and grace by a long time advocate, social worker and educator who understands the effects of doing advocacy work, both obvious and unseen. I cannot say enough about this helpful book ( a full review will be in a future post) and, if possible, more than one copy should be ordered.
by Susan Murphy Milano – Full of step –by – step tools to assist victims escaping violence. See review HERE.
by Jennifer L. Dunn – from Amazon.com: 'Why didn't she resist?' 'Why is he telling us only now?' 'Why can't she move on?' Unpacking the questions that cast victims as deviants, Jennifer Dunn critically examines why we stigmatize survivors of rape, battering, incest, and clergy abuse - and how they reclaim their identities. Dunn explores the shifting perceptions over time of victims as blameworthy, blameless, pathetic, or heroic figures. She also links those images to their real-world consequences, demonstrating that they dominate the ways in which people think about intimate violence and individual responsibility.
by Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz - highlights the often under-researched, over neglected area of how battered women living in rural areas leave abusive relationships
by Casey Gwinn with contributions by Gael Strack - "Casey Gwinn's work with women and families that are survivors of domestic abuse is nothing short of extraordinary. I have been inspired by his vision and dedication to ending the cycle of violence against women in this country and I hope Dream Big will inspire others as well."
-- Reese Witherspoon, Actress,