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The abuse of men : trauma begets trauma
Brothers, Barbara Jo, 1940-
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
119 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of couples therapy, volume 10, number 1, 200."
Models of perceiving the world : relationship as hierarchy / Virginia Satir -- Vicariously traumatized : male partners of sexual abuse survivors / Audrey Diane Bloom, Randall Lyle -- The impact of the abuse of males on intimate relationships / Aphrodite Matsakis -- Abuse committed by women against male intimates / Tonia L. Nicholls, Donald G. Dutton -- Men helping boys become men / Norman Shub -- Intertraumatic dissociative attachment : treating trauma-based transactions in couples / Erwin Randolph Parson.
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Journal of couples therapy.

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When men are abused, everybody suffers.

This courageous book exposes a dark secret: Men are often victims of abuse. Although a great deal of attention has recently been paid to the victimization of women, the role of men as victims--not just perpetrators--has been neglected. The Abuse of Men reveals the impact of physical, sexual, and emotional trauma on the lives and relationships of men.

This groundbreaking book shows how the negative effects of both basic training and combat may also cause lasting damage to men's self-esteem, ability to trust, personal boundaries, and ability to form healthy relationships. The Abuse of Men explores the prevalence of other kinds of violence and abuse toward men and boys, from child-battering to spousal abuse. It also discusses how the culture of violence and societal expectations of boys and men can help drive victims of abuse toward continuing the cycle of violence.

The Abuse of Men discusses the sources of trauma, including: the quality and quantity of domestic violence committed by women against men the role of abusive fathers in raising sons who become abusers vicarious traumatization from living with partners whose uncontrolled PTSD makes them dangerously abusive hazing, military training, and other socially sanctioned male-on-male violence trauma contagion and transactional victimizing The Abuse of Men also offers specific suggestions for therapists working with abused men and their partners, including an innovative step-by-step program for treating couples who have both been traumatized. By understanding how men and boys become victims and respond to trauma, you can help heal their pain and teach them to build positive, loving relationships.

Table of Contents

Virginia SatirAudrey Diane Bloom and Randall LyleAphrodite MatsakisTonia L. Nicholls and Donald G. DuttonNorman ShubErwin Randolph Parson
Models of Perceiving the World: Relationship as Hierarchyp. 1
Vicariously Traumatized: Male Partners of Sexual Abuse Survivorsp. 9
The Impact of the Abuse of Males on Intimate Relationshipsp. 29
Abuse Committed by Women Against Male Intimatesp. 41
Men Helping Boys Become Menp. 59
Intertraumatic Dissociative Attachment: Treating Trauma-Based Transactions in Couplesp. 69
Indexp. 113