Invisible chains is the story of how K.C. Banning and her children survived years in horrific domestic violence, their escape to a life of freedom, and how they were able to put their shattered lives back together and begin to heal.
In January 2007, two boys were found in the home of Michael J. Devlin, a “nice enough guy” who managed a pizza parlor in Kirkwood, Missouri. One boy had been kidnapped four days earlier. The other, Shawn Hornbeck, had been missing for four years. How and why did this fifteen-year old, whose face appeared on thousands of milk cartons and “Have You Seen Me?” posters, stay with his abductor in plain view for four years, only an hour from his family home? From award-winning journalist Kristina Sauerwein comes this riveting story of the American kidnapping that startled the nation and catapulted the chilling reality of Stockholm Syndrome into the spotlight. Shawn had many opportunities to ask for help: he was left alone in his kidnapper's apartment many times, and had phone and Internet access. But he never tried to escape. This is the first time the full story has been told, complete with interviews with law enforcement, and top psychological experts; and a real-life happy ending.
When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to help you: *Recognize controlling behaviors of all kinds. *Understand why this destructive pattern occurs. *Determine whether you are in danger and if your partner can change. *Protect yourself and your kids. *Find the support and resources you need. *Take action to improve or end your relationship. *Regain your freedom and independence.
Author: Benjamin Perrin
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Political Science
Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in Quebec and sold them for sex to high-profile men in the community. The global problem of human trafficking is only beginning to be recognized in Canada, even though it has been hidden in plain sight. In Invisible Chains, Benjamin Perrin, an award-winning law professor and policy expert, exposes cases of human trafficking, recording in-depth interviews with people on the front lines—police officers, social workers, and the victims themselves—and bringing to light government records released under access-to-information laws.
Author: Edward C. Graves
Release Date: 1991-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A Comprehensive Study & Research of race relations as the process of bringing continuity to the relationship of human societies: Graves presents an analogy of what he calls "Subcultural Psychosis" as the central focus of many members of the U.S. society. This book uses a unique approach to addressing everyday problems for everyday people. It is a tool for personal development & a problem solver for those citizens who find themselves poorly equipped to deal with a changing society. Graves has managed to bring into the forefront a most worthy dialogue of spiritual & cultural consciousness relevant to the 1990s. The school of thought is practical for the average reader. Yet, the work completes itself as a masterpiece of literary art to be cherished & respected by all noted scholars around the global village. To order contact: Capricorn Book Publishers, P.O. Box 5389, Prairie View, TX 77446. 409-931-9995; UB + US Communications, 912 Pembroke Ave., Hampton, VA 23669; Black Images Book Bazaar, 142 Winwood Village, Dallas, TX 75224; Lushena Books, 229 21B Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, NY 11413; High Smith Co., W. 5547 Hwy. 106, Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538-0800.
Author: Liberty Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2015-09-02
This book will take you on a journey of love-abuse-love, repeating the cycle over and over, each time showing creative ways to survive and finally escape. I wrote this book to help people gain an understanding about domestic violence after hearing from many people, “I would never let this happen to me!” Each situation is different, so if you are in a violent situation, know someone that is curious why women stay and/or put up with abuse. I hope you find answers in my book. I detailed many events I lived through and situations that may have been life threatening, but I somehow survived. The story takes many turns and offers unique ways to deal with abuse, confinement, and survival. Within this one book, you will find romance, horror, and inspirational survival.
Author: Susan Titus Osborn
Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Breaking Invisible Chains, written specifically for domestic abuse victims by victims, is an honest, personal, and encouraging message of hope and illumination. Written by three survivors, the personal stories will help women realize if they are in an abusive relationship. A professional therapist includes insight into specific abuse situations, while each chapter contains a strong scriptural emphasis. The authors stress the role of forgiveness throughout the book, and also include realistic advice on how to handle the ongoing dynamics after the relationship ends. included.
Charlie O’Malley is filled with grief, anxiety and hopelessness as he stands on the banks of Lake Erie and contemplates suicide. Jewel Brady, an avowed atheist has just broken their engagement because she cannot endure being married to a preacher. The temptation to throw himself into the dark, roiling waters of the lake pulls him toward the bank. You first met Charlie and Jewel in the books Anguish of the Innocent and Guilt in Disguise when they fell in love in high school. Charlie’s decision to be a preacher was the catalyst, which tore them apart. Now Charlie must decide whether to marry the girl he loves or follow through on his commitment to God. In her despair and depression, Jewel casts aside her moral convictions and begins a destructive lifestyle, which puts her in situations that have life-long consequences. Charlie’s brother, Hubert and Jewel begin a romantic relationship, unaware of the other’s relationship to Charlie. World War I and the great influenza epidemic bring death and grief to Buffalo, so Charlie must decide whether to join the military or stay home and minister to the people in his church. You will weep with the broken hearted, rejoice with the victorious and hope for a solution to a seemingly hopeless situation when you read Chains of Gold set in Buffalo, New York in Nineteen-seventeen. Carolyn Erickson, Retired Peace Corp volunteer: This chapter in the life of Billy Richards (a.k.a. Charlie Q. O’Malley, II) takes him from hopelessness and despair to the strong belief in his life’s mission. The spiritual strength he grows into along the way helps him in his relationships to himself, his friends, and an almost lost brother. In this, he is a lot like the rest of us.
Author: Michelle R. Lane
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fugitive slaves
A Mambo priestess in training, Jacqueline is a runaway slave accused of killing her masters. Seduced by a vampire, stalked by a werewolf, and hunted by slave catchers, she must set aside her fears and rely on her ancestral magic to guide her safely to freedom.
Have you ever wondered how trainers manage to keep circus elephants from stampeding out of a big top tent? It's quite the same way we often train ourselves to live within our limiting beliefs. Use this active journaling guide to break your invisible chains, and own your own story to become the most powerful and authentic version of yourself.