A Guerrilla Guide To Avoiding Sexual Violence

Stop Sexual Assault, Abuse and Predation In Your Life

A Guerrilla Guide To Avoiding Sexual Violence

Avoiding sexual violence for young girls, boys, maturing women, and adult women (and yes, even men) is a critical life skill-unfortunately. It should be taught as part of their regular everyday schooling-with the same value as mathematics. This book includes anonymous true accounts of sexual violence, abuse, and predation that demonstrate the principles and strategies you need to learn and understand. As with my other self-protection book, this too will be written in a bit of a workbook style to engage you as the reader in your own discoveries, expressions, and to help you identify the pieces you need in order to avoid sexual violence on your own journey and in your own terms.When you have finished this book, read it again, and then give it to someone else to read. Gift it to a father who has daughters or a mom with girls about to enter college or pass it to your neighbor. Help someone find this material within your sphere of influence. So much of what is written in the self-defense world is about the physical nature of violence, and of that, more has to do with the way men handle violence rather than addressing the needs of women in a realistic and thoughtful way. The reality is that the majority of us are far further ahead to avoid what we can, and far more likely to use mental and emotional intelligence than we are to ever grace a physical self-defense class with our presence. And if I was completely honest, that is most often the better approach. It'll help to keep you from becoming distracted by all of the noise that exists out there which is often filled with well intentioned but bad advice and methodology.In this book, I'm going to cut through as much noise as I can and use as many shortcuts to learning as I know to get you the information in a way that is easy to learn, maintain, and implement. Together with your honest evaluation and the material in this book, I can help you identify personal areas of risky behavior and adjust accordingly. Understand that your needs will change as your life changes. And the risks you face will change as well.

The Well-Armored Child

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse

The Well-Armored Child

Protecting your child from sexual abuse can be as easy as opening a book. Author Joelle Casteix has filled the need for an easy-to-read “toolkit” for parents when it comes to preventing childhood sexual abuse. When her own child was born, she was deluged with tomes that covered everything from breastfeeding to choosing the right college. But one book was noticeably absent. It’s the book that can help parents take action to prevent their child from becoming another statistic. The Well-Armored Child gives parents the tools and strategies to understand how predators “groom” children, why many of our trusted institutions cover up abuse, and how to empower children without shame, fear, or inappropriate discussions of sex.

The Ethics of Insurgency

A Critical Guide to Just Guerrilla Warfare

The Ethics of Insurgency

As insurgencies rage, a burning question remains: how should insurgents fight technologically superior state armies? Commentators rarely ask this question because the catchphrase 'we fight by the rules, but they don't' is nearly axiomatic. But truly, are all forms of guerrilla warfare equally reprehensible? Can we think cogently about just guerrilla warfare? May guerrilla tactics such as laying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), assassinating informers, using human shields, seizing prisoners of war, conducting cyber strikes against civilians, manipulating the media, looting resources, or using nonviolence to provoke violence prove acceptable under the changing norms of contemporary warfare? The short answer is 'yes', but modern guerrilla warfare requires a great deal of qualification, explanation, and argumentation before it joins the repertoire of acceptable military behavior. Not all insurgents fight justly, but guerrilla tactics and strategies are also not always the heinous practices that state powers often portray them to be.

Trauma Counseling

Theories and Interventions

Trauma Counseling

As of 2009, The Council of Accreditation and Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) mandated that all counseling programs must address trauma within their curriculum.Trauma Counseling, written by a Fulbright scholar who is internationally recognized for her work with traumatized populations in Rwanda, is designed to help counseling students and professionals approach and treat trauma survivors with confidence. In so doing, it not only fulfills but exceeds the requirements of CACREP standards. The text provides a comprehensive review of the many causes of trauma, including interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, and war and terrorism. It includes evidence-based trauma counseling techniques and integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. It also addresses macro-level issues such as community violence. This interdisciplinary textbook will be of tremendous use to graduate counseling students and professional counselors, as well as social workers, psychologists, and other human service providers. Key Topics: Trauma and context Trauma of loss, vulnerability, and interpersonal violence Intolerance and trauma of hate Large-scale trauma, crisis, and violence Community, school, and organizational violence Clinical assessment and treatment issues Other issues in trauma counseling

Elusive Justice

Women, Land Rights, and Colombia's Transition to Peace

Elusive Justice


Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film

Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film

Tracing the "American Guerrilla" narrative through more than one hundred years of film and television, this book shows how the conventions and politics of this narrative influence Americans to see themselves as warriors, both on screen and in history. • Identifies a recurring theme in American films and television from 1915 to the present: Americans fighting—and often winning—guerrilla wars against overwhelming and seemingly superior forces • Examines the cultural impact of these narratives as they reflect and reinforce American concepts of identity, particularly as they relate to historical or imagined war • Invites inquiry into the way in which Americans conceive of "war" and of "guerrillas" • Presents a relevant perspective in the present political and historical moment, in which the United States is increasingly and inextricably involved in conflicts around the world

TV Guide

TV Guide


Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span--A Clinical Guide is a comprehensivereference for professionals who work with victims of sexual assault. A team of morethan 50 researchers and field practitioners in medicine, social work, law, lawenforcement, and other branches of the multidisciplinary team designed this titleto address sexual assault in victims of all ages--from infants to the elderly. Theircombined efforts produced this exhaustive guide to the investigation, treatment, andprosecution of sexual assault.With over 30 chapters of evidence-based research, the Sexual Assault ClinicalGuide offers a broad array of information for sexual assault intervention, from thefundamentals of physical evaluation and investigation to in-depth guides to theunique challenges presented by cases of sexual assault. Both novice and veteranpractitioners will benefit from guidelines to best practices in physical examinations,evidence collection, and documentation, with the added benefit of chapters aboutspecial victim populations and the various roles of multidisciplinary team members.To present a complete overview of the professional approach to sexual assault in all itsforms, Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span--A Clinical Guide includessections dedicated to the presentation and effects of sexual violence in children andadults as well as chapters about victims with disabilities, victims in correctionalsettings, male victims, and more. This expansive clinical and forensic reference isessential for all professionals active in sexual assault response.

Video Movie Guide 2001

Video Movie Guide 2001

Reviews thousands of movies and rates each film according to a five-star rating system, and features cross-indexing by title, director, and cast.