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The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.          Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft     Three blue hands pointed towards the center script that reads Extremely Lightweight Guns poems by Nikki Moustaki.     Injustice and the Care of Souls, Second Edition     Leaving Silence     Cover of LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research     The Politics of Surviving by Paige Sweet     Speaking of Rape: The Limits of Language in Sexual Violations     BL_SurvivingGod_Cover_9781506495781c     A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice) By Stephanie M. Crumpton Cover Image     #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing

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New York Public Library Logo Vector - (.SVG + .PNG) - SearchVectorLogo.ComA Domestic Violence Awareness Reading List

By Victoria James

October 1, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is commemorated in October to bring awareness to domestic violence. During DVAM and throughout the year, we seek to remind survivors that they are not alone, and that help is available.

In 2015 the first national survey of adult survivors of clergy perpetrated sexual abuse was conducted (March-May 2015). 280 survivors participated in the study, which was directed by David Pooler, Ph.D., LCSW. Find a summary of some of the findings here.

How to Respond When Worship Materials Are Implicated in Abuse is a survivor-centered resource from MennoMedia.

Tween/Teen Books

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