Getting Free

Getting Free

You Can End Abuse and Take Back your Life

Book - 2004
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Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has become both a bestseller and the essential self-help book on ending domestic violence. This accessibly-written book has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories,Getting Free remains an important resource todayand this updated edition makes it all the more relevant.

In this expanded edition, Ginny NiCarthy includes new information from the latest studies and most recent research on the subject of domestic violence. New content includes an analysis of whether batterers' treatment really works; which programs help violent men change, and which do not; research findings about the ways that many men who batter a significant other also abuse their children, and the specific reactions of children to battering; cultural and legal issues relevant to immigrant women; and a presentation of how religious beliefs and communities affect both the real and perceived choices of women facing violence.

Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Written in an accessible style, packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories, Getting Free remains an important resource todayand this updated edition makes it an all the more relevant resource.
In this expanded edition, Ginny NiCarthy features important new information from the latest studies and most recent research on the subject. New chapters include an analysis of whether batterers’ treatment really works, which programs help violent men change, and which do not; the results of research on the ways that many men who batter also abuse their children, and specific reactions of children to battering; the cultural and legal issues relevant to immigrant women; and a presentation of how religious beliefs and religious communities affect the real and perceived choices of women facing violence.


Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, c2004
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781580051224
1580051227
Characteristics: xxxvii, 419 p. ; 23 cm

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