Burundi has recently emerged from twelve years of devastating civil war. Its economy has been destroyed and hundreds and thousands of people have been killed. In this book, the voices of ordinary Burundians are heard for the first time. Farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state. Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence and war, talk about the difficulties of living up to standards of masculinity in an impoverished and war-torn society. Weaving a rich tapestry, Peter Uvin pitches the ideas and aspirations of people on the ground against the theory and assumptions often made by the international development and peace-building agencies and organisations. In doing this, he illuminates both shared goals and misunderstandings. This groundbreaking book on conflict and society in Africa will have profound repercussions for development across the world.
No matter how you look at it, domestic violence is frightening. Breaking the cycle is even more so. Breaking Free is a step-by-step guide to making the transition from victim of domestic violence to survivor of domestic violence. Breaking Free begins by chipping away at the wall of denial and then follows through with rebuilding the foundation of self-esteem and self-worth. Breaking Free is not only for the victim/survivor. Loved ones who would seek to help a victim make the transition to survivor can find biblical references that offer proof that love isnat supposed to hurt.
Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in-depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years. Through these interviews the author reveals the factors which help or hinder a successful transition from abusive relationship to independent living. The women interviewed provide an insight into the lengthy and difficult process of rebuilding their lives, and offer messages and advice to those working with women who have endured similar experiences. The author examines issues the women commonly face such as finding safe and independent accommodation, building practical and emotional support systems and relationships, and issues surrounding their children. She also discusses service provision and draws together the factors that contribute to a successful and independent life. This unique book will be essential reading for all those involved in working with women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse as well as those responsible for service provision and policy development.
This is the story and the events behind a young teenage girl who dates a guy that she thinks is the love of her life. As the story unravels the reader watches how the guy she thought was the love her life becomes her nemesis. The trials and tribulations of a young woman going through domestic violence, the triumphs in her life, the defeats, and the survival after the trauma was over.
Both personal and theoretical, autoethnographic and analytical, this book offers a performative, arts-based narrative about the aftermath of abusive marriages, using the stories, drawings, songs of other women to compare with Tamas's own lived experience.
This book apprises readers of the present conditions of former and emancipated foster youth, provides evidence-based best practices regarding their experiences, and proposes new policies for ensuring better outcomes for these children upon discharge from foster care. • Presents the most up-to-date knowledge regarding the experiences and present conditions of former and emancipated foster youth • Makes recommendations for improving services to former and emancipated foster youth • Explains how to use an evidence-based approach and best practices to improve foster youth outcomes • Proposes the creation of new policies to ensure the success of foster youth upon discharge from foster care
Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the landscape of Israel-Palestine was radically transformed. Breaking from conventional focus on explicit sites of violence and devastation, Noam Leshem turns critical attention to 'ordinary' spaces and places where the intricate and often intimate engagements between Jews and myriad Arab spaces takes place to this day. Leshem builds on interdisciplinary studies of space, memory, architecture and history and exposes a rich archive of ideology, culture, political projects of state-building and identity formation. The result is a fresh look at the conflicted history of Israel-Palestine: a spatial history in which the Arab past isn't in fact separate, but inextricably linked to the Israeli present.
Twelve domestic violence survivors describe the terror they experienced and the extra challenges they encountered from a system that was supposed to help them. Most importantly, they tell of the practical steps they have taken - physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually - to journey from darkness to light and build new lives.
Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the aftermath, and its implications for the self and social relationships from the perspectives of those who have inflicted it. The book sheds ethnographic light on a largely overlooked and little-understood conflict that took place within the majority Sinhala community in the late 1980s, known locally as the Terror (Bheeshanaya). It illuminates the ways in which the ethical charge carried by violence seeps into the fabric of life in the aftermath, and discusses that for those who have perpetrated violence, the mediation of its memory is ethically tendentious and steeped in the moral, carrying important implications for notions of the self and for the negotiation of sociality in the present. Providing an important understanding of the motivations, meanings, and consequences of violence, the book is of interest to students and scholars of South Asia, Political Science, Trauma Studies and War Studies.
Large print edition of Sophia Grace's original book: After the Violence. Whether you personally experienced abuse, have a family member caught by violence, or have dedicated your life to serve this fragile part of our society, this story will plead with you, the reader, to enter into the emotional and confusing mess of leaving domestic violence. Sophia Grace displays a unique ability to weave between a variety of writing styles as she illuminates the pain, courage, and dedication it takes to rebuild a family after the original violence has ended. She covers topics rarely seen from a mother's perspective: child trauma, adolescent suicide and depression, struggles with autism, parenting, intimacy after rape, pornography, police intervention, spirituality and religion, and secondary trauma. As an autistic, single mother, her interpretation of life can bring a bit of levity to an otherwise overwhelming and painful situation. After the Violence is a "must read" for professionals working with abuse victims and survivors. Sophia brings her readers to their knees in tears, then makes them laugh, and finally rekindles their commitment to serve.
This workbook is a strong realistic starting place for current victims and survivors of domestic violence that are in a mind state of hopelessness and defeat. This book was written to activate your inner warrior, promote healing, process the deep-seated trauma of abuse, and find the necessary steps to recovery within themselves. From my experience as a survivor I remember asking myself if I could make it through my 30 day stay at the safe-house shelter. I remember there were days I wanted to go back to my abuser because it seemed impossible that I could really start my life over. Though the odds seemed slim I pressed through day by day. Each day I got stronger and began to embrace the belief that I had it in me to create a new life. In just 30 days my mind, my spirit, and my body was transformed. I left the shelter ready to take on the world and my life has never been the same. In this workbook I share with you what I did to start and stay committed to never returning. This book includes inspirational words and exercises that will help you to evaluate yourself, the effect of the abuse, and provide clarity about your situation and how you too can go from 30 days to a lifetime of an abuse free life. These exercises will prove to be instrumental in the possibility of you not returning to your abuser. In every victim lies a special, strong version of themselves. I encourage you to complete this book to its entirety and don't just stop at 30 days. Keep going until you break chains and are free from every toxic factor that held you bound in that relationship. A conqueror lives in you. In 30 days I guarantee you will start seeing that conqueror in your reflection. This book will meet you right where you are. In that feeling of hopelessness, defeat, and in that condition of depression and confusion my prayers are that this book encourages you to begin to see things in a more positive perception. Day by day look forward to your cup being filled until it overflows. Please refer to the website www.Powerafterthepain.net for additional information.
How do women who have survived traumatic sexual violence cope with and manage their everyday lives? Karolin Eva Kappler analyses the everyday life of victims of sexual violence, combining the normalcy of their daily life with the overwhelming experience of rape and sexual abuse. Based on a qualitative study, the author detects five patterns which characterize the victims’ everyday coping practices and strategies. The grounded analysis of the interview material shows the fragility of the victims’ lives, depending on paradoxes which reduce their freedom of choice and which explain the individual and social invisibility of sexual violence. The book is valuable reading for academics and practitioners working in the fields of sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, and education.
Three years have passed and Dezi ‘Devastator’ Gianni is enjoying his life with Kayla tucked far away from the turmoil they left behind in their tropical oasis. His business is booming with new conquests and partnerships being forged; Aidan grows daily into the heir and legacy that Dezi has always envisioned him to be. He is fully happy, content, and at peace. There is unfortunately trouble brewing on the beautifully picturesque horizon before them, from the unlikeliest of places and people, the
Given the significant investment HUD has made in transitional housing (TH) programs since enactment of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assist. Act, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs. TH has been an important element of HUD¿s efforts to respond to the housing needs of homeless families and individuals through a continuum of care. This study examines whether TH makes a difference in the lives of the families it serves and whether it is more effective for some homeless people than others. This study follows 179 families in 36 TH programs within five communities for one year after leaving the program. TH programs, and certain characteristics of the programs, were found to be associated with positive outcomes. Illustrations.
Those who have never experienced an abusive or violent relationship often believe that upon finding a way out, victims’ difficulties are solved: their life is good, they are safe, and recovery will be swift. However, survivors know that leaving is not the end of the nightmare -- it is the beginning of an often difficult and challenging journey toward healing and happiness. It’s My Life Now offers readers the practical guidance, emotional reassurance, and psychological awareness that survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence need to heal and reclaim their lives after leaving their abusers. Since its publication in 2000, It's My Life Now has been highly successful as a working manual for survivors who are starting their lives over after an abusive relationship. This valuable book combines direction on practical and emotional issues with worksheets and self-exploration exercises. Now, in the second edition, Dugan and Hock include updated information and resources while encompassing a wider range of individuals and the relationships in which abuse and violence occur. The new edition also provides a new emphasis on safety assessment, which has increasingly been shown to be a critical factor in recovery. In addition, this new edition includes current resources and information about organizations for victims along with revised and enhanced strategies to help survivors move forward on the path of recovery.
Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment addresses the reasons why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated or resettled back into the community. Engaging with, and building upon, renewed criminological interest in this area, Escape Routes nevertheless broadens and enlivens the current debate. First, its scope goes beyond a narrowly-defined notion of crime and includes, for example, essays on religious redemption, the lives of ex-war criminals, and the relationship between ethnicity and desistance from crime. Second, contributors to this volume draw upon a number of areas of contemporary research, including urban studies, philosophy, history, religious studies, and ethics, as well as criminology. Examining new theoretical work in the study of desistance and exploring the experiences of a number of groups whose experiences of life after punishment do not usually attract much attention, Escape Routes provides new insights about the processes associated with reform, resettlement and forgiveness. Intended to drive our understanding of life after punishment forward, its rich array of theoretical and substantive papers will be of considerable interest to criminologists, lawyers, and sociologists.