This informative book gives mental health professionals who are not child abuse specialists knowledge and skills that are especially relevant to their direct service role and practice context. It introduces to these practitioners a conceptual bridge between biomedical and psychosocial understandings of mental disorder, providing a multidimensional approach that allows professionals to think holistically and connect clients' abusive pasts with their present-day symptoms and behaviors. It includes reviews of the most up-to-date findings with direct practice guides in helping clients.

The Invisibility of Men's Pain

The invisibility of men's pain

Men commit suicide at significantly higher rates than women. Between the ages of 18 and 29, men suffer alcohol dependency at three times the rate of same-aged women. More than two thirds of all alcoholics are men, and men are twice as likely to be regular users of illicit drugs. Over 80% of America's homeless are ...

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