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TREEPLES HELP CHILDREN COPE
TACKLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOGETHER
WIDE RANGING INSIGHTS INTO ABUSE

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TREEPLES HELP CHILDREN COPE

Disastrous DIY, a family of Treeples – half human, half tree – who spend time polishing their skin and bathing in compost, and two truly nasty burglars who finally get their come-uppance; it sounds like the script for a perfect children’s tale. But this is the basis for a new taped story which forms part of a unique self-help series for youngsters.

Why have we been burgled? is the latest in the Coping With Growing Audio Series, and has been written and narrated by former Blue Peter presenter Diane Louise Jordan.

Its innovative approach to helping children deal with issues which, from their own perspective, may represent major and quite frightening upheavals, is to be applauded, and is a welcome addition to the support network available for youngsters.

Why have we been burgled? (priced £8.99), by Backbone Productions, is available from all good bookshops, or via the Internet at smallfolk.com and amazon.co.uk

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TACKLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOGETHER

The Home Office guidance document Multi-agency guidance for addressing domestic violence aims to raise awareness among criminal justice agencies of the main issues surrounding domestic violence, and promote best practice in addressing domestic violence both individually and on a partnership basis.

The document provides a sound starting point for all agencies working within the domestic violence arena, as well as providing contacts for agencies to adopt the best methods of tackling issues.

One copy of the document was sent out to each Scheme with the September issue of the News Service; further copies are available from the Home Office Publications Department on 020 7273 4001.

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WIDE RANGING INSIGHTS INTO ABUSE

Psychodynamic perspectives on abuse: the cost of fear, brings together a range of writers from analytical psychotherapy, social work and social policy fields, to provide readers with insights into abuse from psychodynamic thinking and social sciences, and enable them to apply this knowledge to interventions at clinical, organisational or policy levels.

While Psychodynamic perspectives on abuse generally goes far beyond the practical role which Victim Support could or should provide for victims of abuse, it is an important aid to understanding the reactions to and long term impact of abuse on victims and society in general.

Psychodynamic perspectives on abuse: the cost of fear , edited by Una McClusky and Carol-Ann Hooper, is published by Jessica Kingsley, priced £16.95

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