Lavinia Musters

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 461,286 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
How Hard Can It Be....?: Home Study Course for Abu&hellip by Pat Craven
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A POSITIVE RESOURCE, 6 July 2013
THIS BOOK IS NOT DANGEROUS - it is the culture of misogyny and patriarchy that dominates society that is dangerous. Violent men who assault, murder and rape women will not be interested in change - or this book. Indeed, having worked in front line child protection services for over twenty five years, and encountered repeated domestic abuse and violence, it is questionable whether the `recognised' interventions mentioned in other reviews have evidenced any significant change ! Undoubtedly the DASH is a great tool for assessment and Respect programmes for men offer a formalised process of challenge and change but two women are still being murdered every week - and their children subjected… Read more
Freedom's Flowers: The Effects of Domestic Abuse o&hellip by Mrs Pat Craven
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK, 15 Oct 2012
Another amazing and powerful book from Pat Craven, creator of the FREEDOM PROGRAMME.
FREEDOM'S FLOWERS is an account of the effects of domestic abuse on children -
with children, young people and adults telling their own powerful and disturbing stories of 'living with domestic abuse and violence' as children!
The book will unsettle and disturb you ... it will make your stomach churn ... it will tug at your heartstrings .. and it will make you cry ...
because it is an honest and realistic account of how a minimum 0f 750,000 children in the UK alone - every year - suffer physical, psychological, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of the significant males in their… Read more
The Freedom Programme Home Study Course:: A Supple&hellip by Pat Craven
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pat Craven's LIVING WITH THE DOMINATOR has been the greatest resource and tool kit, that I have ever used in my many years as a Child Protection Consultant within Local Authority and Private and Charitable organisations. This book has a unique, simple but also highly informed and educational quality that can be used to inform individuals experiencing domestic violence and abuse, and also for professionals who have the very difficult task of formulating interventions and assessments in child protection cases where domestic violence is prevalent.
Having used this resource for a number of years, I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to review Pat Craven's new addition to her already… Read more

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