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Parents' Primer: Physical Abuse


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J303.3 MacHovec, Frank Hitting and Hurting
J362.7 ANDER Anderson, Deborah Robin's Story
Describes a girl who is physically abused by her mother and what happens when she sees a doctor. Includes an adult resource guide and sources of help for children.
J362.7 Goldentyer, Debra Child Abuse
Discusses how to recognize and deal with different kinds of child abuse, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
J362.76 KEHOE Kehoe, Patricia Something Happened and I'm Scared to Tell You
Discusses, in simple terms, sexual and physical abuse, explains why adults may become abusive, and encourages children to report such abuse to a trusting adult.
J362.7 SANFO Sanford, Doris Lisa's Parents Fight
A young girl turns to God for help in dealing with her parents' verbal and physical abuse.
J362.76 Patterson, Susan I Wish the Hitting Would Stop
A workbook for children living in violent homes.
J362.76 SCHOR Schor, Howard A Place for Starr
A story of hope for children experiencing family violence.
J362.76 Wakcher, Bridget Child Abuse: Is It Happening to You?
J362.8292 Havelin, Kate Family Violence: My Parents Hurt Each Other!
Describes spousal and child abuse with emphasis on its possible causes and what people have done and can do to stop it.
J362.8292 Lee, Irene When Mommy Got Hurt
The stories and pictures give preschool children four messages: violence is not their fault, violence is wrong, violence happens in families, and it is okay to talk about it.
JE Bakas, Demetra Black-eyed Susan: A Story of Hope for Children and Families
When Susan tells her teacher why she has been coming to school with injuries, the family is assigned a social worker, who takes the girl, her brother and her mother to a shelter while their abusive father undergoes therapy.
JE Clifton, Lucille One of the Problems of Everett Anderson
Everett Anderson wonders how he can help his friend Greg, who appears to be a victim of child abuse.
JE Klassen, Heather I Don't Want to Go to Justin's House Anymore
Collin is reluctant to go to his friend Justin's house because Justin is being beaten by his father.
JE POWELL Powell, E. Sandy Daisy
A young girl deals with the emotional and physical problems of being a victim of child abuse.
JE Stanek, Muriel Don't Hurt Me, Mama
A kind and sensitive school nurse gets help for a young victim of child abuse and her abusing mother.
JE Trottier, Maxine A Safe Place
To escape her father's abuse, Emily and her mother come to a shelter where they find a safe place to stay with other women and children in similar circumstances.
J Bernstein, Sharon Chesler A Family That Fights
Henry's parents fight often and his father sometimes hits his mother, causing Henry to feel frightened and ashamed. A list of things children can do in situations of family violence is included.
J Hochban, Ty Hear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence
This is the story of a family in which the father becomes abusive towards the mother and child.
J COMICS GRAPHICS HEAR Watts, Gillian Hear My Roar
Told in an easy-to-read graphic narrative format, Hear My Roar provides a gentle, non-threatening approach to talking with children about family violence.
S J362.7 Nasta, Phyllis Aaron Goes to the Shelter: A Story about Abuse, Placement, and Protective Services
Text in English and Spanish.


Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
SCAN - Preparing Parents. Protecting Children.

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