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Author Engel, Beverly.
Title Breaking the cycle of abuse : how to move beyond your past to create an abuse-free future / Beverly Engel.
Pub Info Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  PARENT 362.82 Eng     AVAILABLE
 Edgartown-Adult Coll.  362.82 ENG     AVAILABLE
Descript x, 278 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Understanding the legacy of abuse. What will be your legacy? -- Assessing your risk factors -- Why we do to others (and ourselves) what was done to us -- pt. 2. Facing the truth and facing your feelings. Coming out of denial -- Learn to identify and manage your emotions -- Learn how to identify and manage your shame -- Managing your anger -- Coping with fear -- pt. 3. Abuse prevention strategies. How to prevent partner abuse -- How to prevent child abuse -- If you have already become abusive -- If you have already been abused or established a victim pattern -- pt. 4. Long-term strategies to help you break the cycle. Emotionally separating from your parents -- Facing the truth about your family legacy -- Breaking into the dysfunctional family system -- Continue to heal.
Subject Family violence.
Victims of family violence.
Sexual abuse victims.
Psychological abuse.
Victims of sexual abuse.
ISBN 0471657751 (cloth)
9780471657750 (cloth)
0471740594 (pbk.)
9780471740599 (pbk.)
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