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16th November 2018 
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A SELECTION OF BOOKS

NOTE: This page will be updated regularly - your suggestions welcome by email [email protected]


IVF BOOKS

Making Babies
By Professor Winston
This is an examination of the human, ethical and emotional issues arising from in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Based on a six-part BBC1 television series.

A Child Against All Odds
By Professor Winston
It will be highly engaging for the general reader, but this book also is essential reading for all those considering infertility and IVF treatments, and the difficulties they raise.

Pink is for Girls
By Selina Dean, Hayden Scott -Baron (2006)

Men Don't Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief
By Terry Martin, Kenneth J. Doka
This book examines how men and women grieve differently, while emphasizing that there are many ways to cope with grief, offers a refreshing change from the popular gender stereotypes of grief.


BEREAVEMENT BOOKS

Little Fingers: Never Alone in the Shadows By Charlotte Nall
One of the most painful experiences anyone could ever endure is the loss of a child. It is during this time that parent feel overwhelmed with emotion and grief that they are not sure they will make it thorough the days ahead. Many people look for places of support in a desperate attempt to navigate their way.
Little Fingers: never alone in the shadows aims to be a resource that intends to bring light to the questions a grieving parent will face after the tragedy of losing a child as well as point them in the right direction of support services available to them in the coming weeks months and years.
For a free copy visit the Little Fingers website-
http://www.littlefingers.org.uk/


When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
By Dora Black
When Parents Die is a direct and sympathetic book which will appeal to the bereaved, their friends and family as well as to counsellors, social workers, doctors and teachers.


“You’ll Get Over it” - The Rage of Bereavement
By Virginia Ironside
This book looks at the shock, anger, guilt, powerlessness, fear, and the complex of emotions and reactions surrounding the informal rituals of death - the will and dealing with personal effects. It is personal, practical and well-informed and is intended as a guide and support to the bereaved and their friends and family.

Sibling Bereavement
By Anne Farrant
The effect of losing a brother or sister can result in severe emotional trauma for a child. Anne Farrant aims to show how it is possible to gain from, rather than be crippled by, the experience of losing a sibling.

On Death and Dying
By Kubler-Ross
Explains the attitudes of the dying toward themselves and others and presents a humane approach to relieving the psychological suffering of the terminally ill and their families.

An Intimate Loneliness
By Riches, G. & Dawson, P.
"An Intimate Loneliness" explores how family members attempt to come to terms with the death of an offspring or brother or sister.


SURVIVING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE BOOKS


Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy
By Courtois, Christine A
This book text describes the different types of incest and the symptoms, short-term after-effects and long-term secondary elaborations of incest from four theoretical perspectives: traumatic stress; developmental; feminist; and loss.

Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional and Sexual Trauma
Wiehe, Vernon R
Sibling Abuse, brings a neglected area into focus, with personal accounts of adult survivors, insight into why sibling abuse occurs, suggestions for prevention and implications for treatment.

Sophia’s Story
McKay, Susan
In 1995, Sophia McColgan's father was sentenced to prison for the serial rape and abuse of his children over many years. Susan McKay published "Sophia's Story", one of the most acclaimed Irish books of modern times. It records a triumph of the human spirit in the face of the most degrading and destructive betrayal of trust.

Ghosts in the Bedroom: Guide for Partners of Incest Survivors
by Ken Graber
Ken Graber's Ghosts in the Bedroom is a concise and well organized book, which raises and addresses questions that those who, love or are in a relationship with, a survivor need to have answered. This book is also appropriate for male and female survivors themselves who have survived sexual abuse and incest.


USEFUL LINKS

SAMARITANS - TEL: (UK) 08457 90 90 90

www.bacp.co.uk - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

www.bica.co.uk - British Infertility Counselling Association

www.hfea.co.uk - Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority

www.samaritans.org 24 Hour telephone support