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Books on male victims of domestic violence

When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue. Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers--from Dear Abby's Abigail Van Buren, to the nation's leading domestic violence researcher, to those in law enforcement and counseling--this work is sure to spark controversy and discussion. It offers gripping, emotional stories, self-help for victims, and provocative insight into public issues, and provides a basic reference source for professionals.

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When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue.

Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers--from Dear Abby's Abigail Van Buren, to the nation's leading domestic violence researcher, to those in law enforcement and counseling--this work is sure to spark controversy and discussion.

It offers gripping, emotional stories, self-help for victims, and provocative insight into public issues, and provides a basic reference source for professionals. Cook begins by examining the common misconceptions about this social issue and offers a wealth of what will be new information for most readers.

While statistics show that 1. After laying the groundwork for a serious reconsideration of how society views domestic violence, Cook allows a number of abused men to tell their stories. He then puts these experiences in the context of what therapists and others who have worked with such men know about domestic violence and how the male victim is similar to, yet different from, his female counterpart.

After examining the reasons why so little is known about male abuse and the difficulties researchers encounter, Cook shows how the abused man, his friends and family, and the abusive or abused woman can come to grips with domestic violence.

Drawing from a variety of sources, the final chapter brings these diverse elements together and proposes practical solutions for reducing domestic violence, whether its victims are male or female. This revised edition was an interesting read. Cook lays out statistics and facts quite clearly, stating short-comings and misinformation along with the biggest issue with male abuse: that current He also served as an anchor and reporter at one television station and as news director and anchor at another.

Philip W. Cook , N. Exploring New Approaches to Reducing. Jaffe , Nancy K. Lemon , Samantha E. Men Speak. How to.

Violence Against Men in Intimate Relationships

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But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue.

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Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence against men isn't always easy to identify, but it can be a serious threat. Know how to recognize if you're being abused — and how to get help. Women aren't the only victims of domestic violence. Understand the signs of domestic violence against men, and know how to get help. Domestic violence — also known as intimate partner violence — occurs between people who are or have been in a close relationship. Domestic violence can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse, stalking and threats of abuse. It can happen in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Abusive relationships always involve an imbalance of power and control.

Domestic Violence

Oftentimes, when you are casting about for a subject for a new book, life can give you a little nudge. In the case of my latest novel, A Suitable Lie, it gave me several. One occurred in early when I heard the topic of male spousal abuse being discussed on the radio. Just a few weeks later, I was transferred by my employer and on my first day, one of my new team turned up for work with a black eye. People joked that he should know better by now than to argue with his wife.

When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind.

Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today [Wednesday 12 June]. The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, looked at what stops men in abusive relationships from seeking help and how services could be improved to make help-seeking easier. The researchers analysed interview-based studies of men in heterosexual and same-sex relationships and organised their findings into a series of themes. Fear of not being believed or being accused as the perpetrator, embarrassment at talking about the abuse, and feeling 'less of a man' were found to be key reasons why men did not seek help.

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Philip W. Cook is an investigative journalist who has won awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Say the words "domestic violence," and images of battered women come to mind.

We've organized a library of books for you on the domestic violence and abuse topics listed below. Click on the topic that interests you to see the books, a book description and a way to purchase, if you like. If you are an author and would like us to consider adding your book please read our guidelines. Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid's point of view, I Said No!

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In this introductory chapter we present the ambitions, objectives and structure of this book. We define what violence in intimate relationships is and offer some insight into the contemporary theoretical debates on violence in intimate relationships, as set out by sociologist Michael P. It is a common assumption that men are only exposed to violence in the public space, while women are exposed to violence in intimate relationships. Such violence generally takes place in public spaces. In the last few decades we have become increasingly aware of the violence inflicted on women and children behind closed doors, in our homes. It is the violence that takes place within intimate relationships which has been the main subject of research in Norway and internationally—which in a host of countries has, in part, prompted the provision of help and intervention. Recent research in Norway, based on various quantitative studies in which both women and men have been asked the same questions, has led to an increasing focus on violence in families and other intimate relationships which also affects a large number of men Pape and Stefansen ; Haaland et al.

The first edition of Philip W. Cook's book, Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (Praeger, ), drew attention and praise nationwide from.

Every year in the United States about 3. Many are minor incidents pushing, slapping or hitting , though many are more serious and some fatal. Men are reluctant to report abuse because they fear no one will believe them. Abuse towards men is hard to grasp. Being humiliated in front of people or being belittled takes away confidence.

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Phil does an excellent job of walking through the statistics and studies, and brings it home with the point that the actual percentages are not important. What is important is that there are a lot of battered men out there, and they are being ignored. The strength of the book, is in the compelling and convincing personal stories.

The first edition of Philip W. On the 10th anniversary of that groundbreaking book, Cook began revising and expanding his work.

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