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Initial post: Dec 5, 2012 4:00:02 PM PST
Prin says:
I am interested in reading non-fiction books on child abuse. I would appreciate you letting me now of any that you have read that you thought were good. A couple I have read so far that I thought were good were, Keri and Empty Chairs. Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 9:47:35 PM PST
[Deleted by the author on Jan 13, 2013 7:44:28 PM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 10:05:31 PM PST
Sorry, Rhonda, but self-promotion isn't allowed on this forum. You'll need to remove your post, or Amazon will do it for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 10:07:42 PM PST
Princess, are you looking for biographical books, or about the dynamics, or the psychological or spiritual aspects, or what?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 10:17:27 PM PST
My daughters were quite affected by the book A Child Called 'It' by David Pelzer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 11:34:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 11:34:52 PM PST
Artist says:
Casey Watson has lots of books on the subject. Just put her name in the search box above. I haven't read any of them so I can't personally recommend any. I know that A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive was a well known true story of child abuse.

Edited: Sorry, DonnaBeGgood, I didn't see your post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 5:47:03 AM PST
Sarida says:
The Child Called It series comes to mind as well as books by Torey Hayden.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 7:15:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2013 7:25:52 AM PST
Prin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 7:17:56 AM PST
Prin says:
CBP, I'm looking for biographical books on child abuse. Thanks for asking

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 7:19:57 AM PST
Prin says:
I too have read the book "A Child Called It" Donna and it is certainly a horrible true story. I don't know why I am so interested in these books but I am.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 7:22:29 AM PST
Prin says:
Blaiz, I have read many of Casey Watson's books. I am so impressed by what she and her family do to help these children. I've not read all of them yet but I would recommend any of her books to anyone who is interested in the subject. What a dedicated family they are to helping children.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 7:40:13 AM PST
Rhonda did not hide her post.
Posts are hidden by other customers using the No button in lower right of any post. If six or more hit No, the post is hidden.

In this case, forum members really did not like the author self-promoting due to the history of promotion in these forums.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 8:13:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2013 8:15:08 AM PST
Prin says:
Thanks Nospin, I just saw that it was hidden and assumed she had done it. I know better than to assume anything ( I know what it can make me) but I always do it. Another example of where i should have looked better b/4 I posted. I too do not like people promoting their books but again thinking that she didn't know that and then hiding her post I gave her the benefit of the doubt. Thanks for pointing this out to me. I have so much to learn!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 8:33:46 AM PST
"I have so much to learn!!"

Yes, you do. I don't suppose you'll do it before you jump in with more judgmental comments, though.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 9:45:20 AM PST
Prin says:
Frozen Dittie, don't believe my post was judgmental at all. Have made some special friends and I have changed so much since then. Don't believe you will find anything judgemental from me since the 8th. I know that's not a long time but it certainly a beginning.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 7:45:31 PM PST
sorry if I offended. I am new to this.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 8:47:54 PM PST
mebe says:
The Glass Castle

when addiction and mental illness goes from neglect to abuse IMO

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 10:29:04 PM PDT
D. Chambers says:
Damaged by Cathy Glass

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 11:18:06 PM PDT
There's a bunch that have come out about growing up in the Fundamentalist LDS (Warren Jeffs' bunch), which all describe abuse. One by Elissa Wall, though I can't think of its name offhand.

If I get a chance later, I'll post some links.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 1:36:54 AM PDT
I'm always suspicious when "suddenly" a large number of people claim to have suffered something, especially child abuse. There's a lot of study done that shows many shrinks/"mental health professionals" drill people into believing they've suffered abuse, going so far as to implant false memories under hypnosis (though mostly they seem to just talk people into believing to have been abused by reading far too much into emotions and memories of having been spanked as a kid).
A lot of people have as a result had the memories of a nice childhood ruined by "therapists" blaming their current depression on "a history of abuse you suffered as a child" rather than on current stress levels, job situation, bad partner choice, that the "therapist" can do nothing about.
There's big money in the whole business.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2013 3:21:14 AM PDT
It doesn't sound like you really understand the research and the history. There have been a LOT of references to child sexual abuse throughout history; it's not a modern phenomenon.

As for false memories, they present quite differently to real traumatic memories. Court-appointed psychologists will tell you that in most cases it's fairly easy to distinguish the two. Recovered memories, in any case, are only a very small proportion of the current claims of childhood abuse; most victims have retained memories and also disclosed the abuse to more than one person long prior to actually being believed/assessed/treated.

Any halfway decent therapist, in any case, will be aiming to equip the client with coping skills for their current situation, whatever it is. After all, you can't "do anything about" something in the past that didn't actually exist.

Personally, I'm always suspicious when people spout the sort of lines you spouted. Mostly, they don't know the statistics and/or they have a vested interest in denying the issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2013 5:59:03 PM PDT
Lillian Leah says:
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Lillian Leah says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2013 3:30:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 2, 2013 5:18:54 AM PDT
<groan> I had a post half-finished and lost it. Ok, here are a bunch about abuse within Warren Jeffs' FLDS:

Stolen Innocence

Church of Lies

Lost Boy

Escape
(this isn't the link to the kindle edition, because it's not available to me in Australia, but I don't have time to dig around for it right now. If you can't see a link to the kindle edition from that page, search for the title and author.)

I've read all four of those and they're all excellent.

This one's fictionalised, but based on personal accounts of Mormon polygamy and under-age marriages:
plygs

This one isn't about child abuse per se, but is worth a look if you're interested in delving deeper into the history of the FLDS, because it's by Brigham Young's nineteenth wife:
Wife No. 19: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy

Another - not about the FLDS - that I can also recommend is:

How Could He Do It?
(that one's heart-wrenching; it's written by the mother of a child who disclosed being abused by her dad. Dealing with the discovery that your husband is abusing your daughter is a dreadful thing to have to do.)

I might be able to give you more links later - need to check through my library. But that should give you a fair bit to begin with :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2013 7:38:29 AM PDT
Lillian Leah says:
Thank you so very much for all the suggestions! I am going to look these all up and put them on my wish list (disability comes next week).
I use my wish list as more of a "to be read" list, if I write it down on paper I will lose it.
Thanks again so very much.
PS...I have seen you give excellent advice to others often and have learned much from reading your post
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