An interwoven moving and insightful memoir, a healing help-guide for abuse survivors, and a practical handbook for those wishing to confront their perpetrators through the justice system and seek compensation. A story of a tragic upbringing involving sexual and physical abuse at school and at home. John SaundersOCO brutally honest account brings hope for institutional healing."
Young People and Alcohol is a practical and comprehensive reference for professionals and researchers in the field of alcohol misuse who work with people aged 12 to 25 years. The book provides readers from a range of professional backgrounds with authoritative and up to date information about the effects of alcohol use in the young and, particularly, its management, with an emphasis on interventions whose effectiveness is supported by evidence.
Written by an internationally renowned team of contributors, chapters span five key sections: The Phenomenon and Impact of Youth Drinking; Neurobiology; Prevention and Early Intervention; Assessment and Diagnosis; and Treatment.
FEATURESFocus is on treatment, relating the science to everyday clinical practice. Evidence-based List of further resources Tables and flowcharts Glossary of key terms and abbreviations
Sexual Abuse Survivor's Handbook tells with an open heart the story of a tragic upbringing involving sexual and physical abuse at school and at home. The book is an interwoven moving and insightful memoir, a healing help-guide for abuse survivors and a practical handbook for those wishing to confront their perpetrators through the justice system and seek compensation. John Saunders is a writer who brings his truth to the table wholeheartedly, who has travelled the road of abuse, confronted the Catholic Church for over 15 years and sought legal justice, healed deep wounds and here courageously given them a voice. Sexual Abuse Survivor's Handbook will lead the reader to a greater understanding of child abuse in our society, including the present and chronic Church and civil silencing of such abuse. John Saunders' brutally honest account encourages other survivors and witnesses of abuse to bravely speak out. Shame silences those who have been abused. Now someone is speaking up about it. Within this account stirs hope that healing and peace can be found despite the chaos. Read Sexual Abuse Survivor's Handbook and share John's journey; break the silence, heal the shame, spark a dialogue with your soul...
In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world-the quintessential "man's man," who seems to have it all-confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments. His story unfolds as so many of our lives do-among family, friends, and colleagues-but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly-psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head-on and emerging far better off for his effort. Playing Hurt ultimately offers an inspiring and empowering call to action when it comes to mental illness.