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CHILD ABDUCTION RESOURCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

July 11, 2018 - Operations Meeting Award Recipient


 

New Releases

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Father Gregory Boyle

In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Sergio, arrested at nine, in a gang by twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgive­ness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness.

 


 

The Mommie Dearest Collection: Two Memoirs of Survival by Christina Crawford*

Mommie Dearest: An unprecedented memoir of child abuse, Mommie Dearest also chipped away at the façade of Christina Crawford’s alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. What transpired between a seemingly fortunate child of Hollywood and a controlling and desperate woman was an escalating nightmare and, for Christina, a fierce struggle for independence. This ebook features an exclusive new preface by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and a revealing one hundred pages of material not found in the original manuscript.

Survivor: Mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence, but the years following its publication tested Christina Crawford’s resilience in unexpected ways: a backlash intended to shame her, a film adaptation that compounded the trauma, alcoholism, divorce, and a stroke that left her paralyzed. Staying true to her fighting spirit, the author made a remarkable comeback. Survivor is more than a memoir of triumph over tragedy. For anyone who has suffered challenging despair, it is a spiritual roadmap to recovery, finding peace, and celebrating a fulfilling life.

 

*Christina Crawford was the founding president of ICAN Associates.


 

Newly Released Publications

Pope To Convene Summit on Sex Abuse Prevention

Lawsuits Blame Social Workers In Abuse Cases

No-Hitter Campaign Launch

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

LADA 'No Hitter' Child Abuse Prevention Campaign Features PSA

DCFS failed to help parents who accidentally suffocated baby

Dallas mom arrested after being accused of making her child sick

Where have we seen this behavior before? By Paul Mones

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

Safety Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Support for Technology to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Trauma appraisals, emotion regulation difficulties, and self-compassion predict posttraumatic stress symptoms following childhood abuse

Unpacking the impact of adverse childhood experiences on adult mental health

Los Angeles Times: It's OK to sleep next to your infant child. It's even beneficial. + Bad Advice on bed-sharing, which is risky indeed


 

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