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His History, Her Story

The silent epidemic of male survivors of trauma, whether it is sexual, physical or emotional is rarely discussed today. Approximately one in six men have been abused as children. The rate of adult abuse is even higher when occupational and societal abuse is included.  Also available in Spanish

Testimonial

“I have never seen a more comprehensive, more down to earth, and more impactful book on sexual abuse, or trauma of any form. This book will help male (and female!) survivors, our loved ones, and any professional who wants to be a better partner in healing.”

— Christopher M. Anderson
Trauma Theorist, Survivor Advocate

Synopsis

His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma is the first book to explore the impact of male childhood sexual abuse on adult relationships. Aimed at helping both the partners of trauma survivors and mental health professionals, the book is written from the unique perspective of Dr. Debra, the leading American forensic psychologist in the field of male trauma who is married to a trauma survivor.

Dr. Debra is one of few women specializing in male trauma.  She shares both her story and her husband’s as they make the journey to healing and recovery. Using the wisdom gained from her personal and professional experience, she provides hands-on direction as both wife and forensic psychologist to help survivors and their partners lead the rich and fulfilling relationships that they deserve.

 

For mental health professionals, this book represents a groundbreaking resource that explores in detail the phenomenon of male trauma and related issues. It contains the largest compilation of papers by leading psychologists and professionals working in the field of male trauma and relationships.

Endorsements

His History, Her Story is a must-read for intimate partners of men who suffered sexual abuse as children. A leading forensic psychologist, Dr. Debra Warner explores the topic with clinical depth while also offering practical guidance on navigating relationships from her experience as a survivor’s wife. The result is a groundbreaking, comprehensive work.

—  Christina Hoag,

co-author of Peace in the Hood:

Working with Gang Members to End the Violence

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Barbara and My Boys

Dr. Debra and Michael Oropollo co-author, Barbara and My Boys, a true story of the personal stories of five ex-gang members who have left the lifestyle to intervene in neighborhoods saturated with gang activity. This engaging book offers expert commentary from leading psychologists on the organization and function of modern gangs, with data collected by Dr. Warner illustrating the impact intervention has in creating safer communities.

Barbara and My Boys

Barbara and My Boys: Life Stories of Change, Community and Purpose tells the story of five interventionists who work the streets of some of Los Angeles’ toughest neighborhoods. It articulates who they were and how they got to be who they are now. Each story has similarities and differences but each provides a close-up of a life most of us only see through the lens of Hollywood fantasy. This book is the reality behind that fantasy. It gives credit for the hard, dangerous and usually unsung work each of these individuals do.

This book utilizes data gathered over six months of following interventionist teams to show how their work assisted in instilling safety on the streets with qualitative and quantitative data. Crime reduction is discussed using data gathered, along with narrative examples. The book will show how community intervention reduces street violence and assists with community policing efforts.

“Real stories that are the essence of how we can change our environment with the data to support”.
– Brian Center, J.D.
“Change starts first in the community. This book has passion and focus.”
– Aquil Basheer, D.Litt.
“A book of inspiration and truth.”
– Captain Ann Young, Los Angeles Police Department, Retired
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Beavers, Foxes and Grizzly Bears ... Oh, and Cheetahs, Fish and Sloths Too:
A Book About Animals, People and Behavior in the Workplace

This is a book about organizational leadership; specifically, how to support employees' needs and achieve a good fit in the workplace. The book contains expert opinion to support ideas related to leadership. It also uses a 9 year-old boy's imagination of what work life should be through the creation of a new organizational theory: Binary Responsibility. The theory is articulated through the introduction of various animal characters and the tale of Billy Beaver, a Team Leader at Backwoods Builders with a career dilemma.

Make It or Bake It

Make It or Bake It is a cookbook for everyone, but it was written specifically for foster youth to assist their journey of healing and independence. Many foster youths do not gain the social and life skills needed for adult life while they are in the foster system. Once they are out of the foster system, they are left to learn what they lack on their own. The author, a former foster youth herself, wrote this book from her experience and heart to help other displaced individuals.  Food symbolizes nurturance, safety and the essence of life. Learning to care for oneself by cooking for oneself and others can help heal the wounds of abuse and trauma and assist in continuing the journey toward a positive, healthy and productive life outcome. This book is for all foster youth and anyone who has ever felt displaced and lost.  The message of this book says you are SPECIAL and you can BE and do ANYTHING!