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Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Abuse Issues

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This book deals with four types of abuse: neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. For each type of abuse, selected works of fiction, literary, and professional perspectives are juxtaposed along with applications for utilizing the stories in a hypothetical therapy setting.

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Edited by Joan F. Kaywell

This book deals with four types of abuse: neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. For each type of abuse, selected works of fiction, literary, and professional perspectives are juxtaposed along with applications for utilizing the stories in a hypothetical therapy setting. In addition, reports of mental health workers, organizations, agencies, statistics, cases studies, and important research findings regarding each type of abuse are summarized. Web links are provided as well as information on finding the professional print resources cited. Suggestions for additional fiction suitable for bibliotherapy are provided. This is an invaluable resource for teachers, parents, and any adults interested in helping teens battling with the damage of abuse.

Table of Contents:

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Series Foreword

Introduction: Neglect
Understanding the Parentified Child by Reading Margaret Haddix’s “Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey” by Sue Street and Joan F. Kaywell

A Reader’s and Counselor’s Response to Heather Quarles’s “A Door Near Here” by Jessica Pawelkop and Leah Armstrong

Escaping the Emotional Hold Using Chris Crutcher’s “Ironman” as a

Springboard for Discussion by Sue Street and Joan F. Kaywell

Han Nolan’s “Born Blue”: Using Self Expression to Heal the Wounds of Emotional Abuse and Neglect by Danielle Lyons and Candace Odierna

Without Witches and Wizards: Surviving Emotional Abuse and Neglect through Journalizing on James Deem’s “3 NB’s of Julian Drew” by Nicole Schaefer-Farrell and Eileen Kennedy

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes: A Counselor Picks Up Where Crutcher Stops Off by Sue Street and Joan F. Kaywell

Precocious Teacher Encounter Professional Social Worker: Conversations toward Understanding Physical Abuse through Chris Crutcher’s “Whale Talk” by Shannon D. Dosh and Carolyn T. Royalty

Winning the Battle for Self After the Big Lie in Chris Crutcher’s “Chinese Handcuffs” by Joan F. Kaywell and Sue Street

Voices of Healing: How Creative Expression Therapies Help Us Heal through an In-Depth Look at Laurie Halse Anderson’s Novel “Speak” by Diane Ressler and Dr. Stan Giannet

Finding Strength in Friendship in Jacqueline Woodson’s “I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This” by Leslie Hibbs and Tom McDevitte

A Therapeutic Teacher’s Reader Response to Beatrice Sparks’ “Treacherous

Love” by Terry Burkard Plaia and Judy Plummer Bailey
About the Editor and Contributors

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 280