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Author Acker, Sara Elinoff.

Title Unclenching our fists : abusive men on the journey to nonviolence / Sara Elinoff Acker ; photography by Peter Acker
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (211 pages) : portraits
Contents Cover; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Working with Abusive Men; The Men's Stories: Author's Note; Chuck Switzer; Emiliano Diaz de Leon; "James L."; "Michael"; Robin Schauls; Steve Jefferson; "John"; Ron Lenois; Darius Richardson; Robert Kurtz; Dave Weir; 2. The Road to Nonviolence; 3. When the Man You Love Is Abusive; 4. The Last Word: Voices of Survivors; Notes; Acknowledgments; Resources; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary "Presents collection of stories of domestic violence perpetrators who have stopped being abusive. Includes first-person stories and photographs of men who worked on themselves over years in violence intervention programs and discussion of stages of accountability and behavioral change. Includes chapter for women in abusive relationships trying to assess whether their partners are capable of making needed changes"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201) and index
Notes English
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Subject Abused women -- United States.
Abusive men -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Family violence -- United States -- Prevention.
Abused women.
Abusive men -- Rehabilitation.
Family violence -- Prevention.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013002806
ISBN 0826519431