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Anger Management Strategies for Kids | Dr Michele Borba
Great tips for kids -- and for anyone who has trouble managing their anger. Our
children are facing much more pressing types of daily stresses than most of us ever
dealt with in our childhood. Just think of the kinds of horrific images our kids
are exposed to on the nightly news: riots, hate crimes, random shootings, bombings,
kidnappings, senseless murders. What can parents do? Teach children the critical
virtue of self-control so they know how to handle their emotions appropriately when
faced with frustrations.
Domestic Violence Programs for Muslim Communities: Services, Advocacy, & Training
In Collaboration with Peaceful Families Project
Change From Within: Diverse Perspectives on Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities
Edited by Maha B. Alkhateeb and Salma Elkadi Abugideiri. Great Falls, VA: Peaceful
Families Project, 2007.
View: Journal Review, introduction, author biographies and chapter abstracts)
To date, domestic violence in Muslim communities has received little attention.
This book is one of the first edited volumes to focus on domestic violence in Muslim
families. Bringing the experiences of diverse domestic violence advocates to the
table, voices in this text include religious leaders, service providers, and researchers
from multiple disciplines. Four survivors also share their stories, illustrating
some of the challenges they faced, as well as their paths to healing. This volume
illuminates unique domestic violence issues that Muslims face, and emphasizes Islam’s
intolerance to abuse.
DVD — Garments for One Another:
Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families (an educational &
Co-Produced By FaithTrust Institute and Peaceful Families Project, 2007.
An important new resource for mosques, religious leaders, social workers, community
groups and shelter staff who offer help to Muslim women currently experiencing violence
in their homes. This complete package offers solutions to prevent future violence
within the context of the Islamic faith. Includes interviews with survivors, religious
leaders, and community advocates.
Peaceful Families: If You or Someone in Your Community
Is Experiencing Abuse at Home, There Is Help.
By the Peaceful Families Project, 2006.
Price: $2.00 (available in quantities of 20 or more)
For purchasing please email:firstname.lastname@example.org,
with "PFP Brochure Order" in the subject line.
This detailed brochure includes an overview of domestic violence, Islam's stance
against abuse, and tips for victims. Friends, community members, imams, and community
leaders are provided with guidelines to help identify abusive situations and offer
appropriate support to victims. A resource section highlights Muslim domestic violence
organizations, legal support, and national resources.
What Islam Says about Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping
By Zainab Alwani and Salma Abugideiri. Herndon, VA: FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate
and Immediate Temporary Help), 2003.
For purchasing please contact the publisher: FAITH, 500 Grove Street,
Suite 210, Herndon, VA, 20170. Telephone: 571-323-2198.
"This guide is written for anyone working in the area of domestic violence: advocates,
police officers, mental health workers, shelter staff, medical providers, lawyers,
etc. It is intended to be used as a training supplement for those who work in this
field, with specific reference to the Power and Control Wheel. It was written as
a result of many questions and concerns presented by workers who deal with Muslim
women and families. Because the religion of Islam and the culture of the Middle
East are relatively unfamiliar to most workers in this country, dealing with the
Muslim population is often challenging and confusing...The goal of this guide is
to present an overview of the teachings of Islam as related to the subject of domestic
violence. It is hoped that having this understanding will guide workers to more
effective and more sensitive interventions with Muslim victims of domestic violence"
- extracted from Introduction.
Spiritually Sensitive Caregiving
By Janice Harris Lord, Melissa Hook, Sharon J. English, and Sharifa Alkhateeb, Burnsville,
NC: Compassion Books, 2008.
For purchasing please contact the publisher: Compassion Books , 7036
State Hwy 80 South, Burnsville, NC, 28714. Phone: 800.970.4220.
Spiritually Sensitive Caregiving provides essential information about the religious
beliefs and rituals, death issues, and justice issues of the six largest faith groups
in the United States – Native American, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam. Carefully researched and organized, it assists caregivers in quickly
and accurately providing appropriate support for people of unfamiliar cultures and
religions who are hurting. In addition to basic information about religious beliefs,
this handbook provides essential information to help with a wide range of issues,
including religious prohibitions, death notification, autopsy and anatomical donation,
funeral and burial practices, beliefs about the afterlife, beliefs about justice,
revenge and forgiveness, and restitution. The authors worked with a cadre of consultants
and reviewers to include guidance for emergency responders, health care and mental
health professionals, educators, law enforcement and other justice personnel, and
any others who seek to offer culturally-sensitive services to those in need.
Helping Victims of Domestic Abuse: A Guide for Imams and
By Shahina Siddiqui, Tempe, AZ: ISSA (Islamic Social Services Association), 2005.
For purchasing please contact the publisher: ISSA, 1030 E. Baseline
Road, Suite # 105, PMB 955, Tempe, AZ 85283-1314. Phone: 888.415.9920.
Marital Discord: Recapturing the Full Islamic Spirit of
By Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman. Herndon, VA: IIIT (The International Institute of
Islamic Thought), 2003.
For purchasing please contact: Halalco, 108 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church,
"The Qur'an speaks of living with each other on a footing of love, kindness, mercy
and mutual consultation between husband and wife. It also addresses those times
when the atmosphere is strained. This paper examines the issue of marital discord
with a deep sensitivity to the perspective of women. Criticizing an approach to
the Qur'an that is misogynistic rather than emancipatory, the paper moves the debate
forward by introducing an alternative interpretation of the Qur'anic text dealing
with the issue of marital discord. The explanation is fresh, firmly on the side
of women's human rights and recaptures the full Islamic spirit of human dignity."
– Back Cover.