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Books in the WITT Library
Invisible wounds : a self-help guide for New Zealand women in destructive relationships by
Call Number: 362.8292 DOU
Since it was first published, this compassionate and practical self-help guide by Kay Douglas has helped thousands of women suffering from verbal, emotional or physical abuse. With powerful interviews from 50 women Invisible Wounds puts into words the confusion and distress of abuse by a partner, explores the impact and offers practical suggestions about how to address the issue...
Loves me not : how to keep relationships safe : based on the Sophie Elliott story and what we missed by
Call Number: 362.88082 ELL
An essential guide for keeping relationships safe. In 2008, the horrific murder of Sophie Elliott by her former boyfriend and university lecturer, Clayton Weatherston, shocked New Zealand. During the police investigation it became clear Sophie's murderer was a typical abuser who had a track record of treating partners badly. Sophie's mother, Lesley Elliott, driven to research domestic and partner abuse, was astonished to find the very characteristics evident in abusive relationships were right there in Sophie's. Lesley quickly realised that if she and Sophie, 'through ignorance and naivety' missed the signs, then so could many others. It became obvious that education was the key; Lesley set up the Sophie Elliott Foundation to raise awareness among all young women, their friends and families to the signs of partner abuse. The Loves Me Not programme was developed by the Sophie Elliott Foundation along with the New Zealand Police and members of the Ministry of Social Development. Its primary aim is to help young people help themselves to keep safe. Loves Me Not includes advice and suggestions on how to identify problems, how to deal with them and where to seek help. Also included is 'One for the Boys', a chapter written by well-known clinical psychologist and commentator, Nigel Latta, as well as a chapter written by school guidance counsellor, Gayna McConnell.
We Don't Talk Anymore by
Call Number: 306.874 MCC
Break the silence and heal the rift. Estrangement or partial estrangement from an adult son or daughter is one of a parent's worst nightmares. It can mean angry silences and anguished days and nights wondering what went wrong. Becoming estranged from a parent can be equally painful for an adult child, who may miss the relationship they once shared.
We don't talk anymore is a tender and practical new exploration of estrangement for both parents and adult children. Each chapter also provides compassionate, practical insights focused on what both parents and adult children can do.