Dr. Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor at the Family Action Centre of the University of Newcastle
An exceptional resource for practitioners working at the front line of family violence services. Strategic, particularly accessible - a powerful message of hope.
Fiona True LCSW, Co-Director of the Center for Children and Relational Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for The Family, New York
A long overdue and highly accessible contribution to the field of family violence that addresses the previously neglected needs of its youngest victims ... a hands on repertoire of therapeutic interventions that will prove invaluable to both early career and seasoned clinicians alike.
Lynn Martin, a certified integrative psychotherapy trainer/supervisorBACP - Children, Young people & families
The only thing that disappointed me about this book was the title! And the reason I was disappointed by the title is that it is so specific that is may be passed over by people who don't see themselves working with babies or with family violence. I believe that this book should be ESSENTIAL reading, not only for therapists but for anyone in the caring professions, especially social workers, foster carers and anyone else involved in child protection services whose work brings them into contact with children and/or families. A highly recommended read.
Jenny Rose & Jaclyn ThorburnAustralian Social Work
In this book Bunston takes a refreshing and original approach to healing interventions for babies and young children who have been exposed to family violence. While not minimising the impact of family violence on all members of the family system, nor attributing blame to women who have experienced relationship violence, Bunston's book provides a clear focus on these most vulnerable family members. She states that we as adults need to shift how we see infants and young children, challenging expectations about what might be considered usual based on those in safe and stable homes.