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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 Directory
In Collaboration with Peaceful Families Project
September 2009

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.

Price: $39.95

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 & training program)
Co-Produced By FaithTrust Institute and Peaceful Families Project, 2007.

Price: $159

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:, 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 Muslim Families
By Zainab Alwani and Salma Abugideiri. Herndon, VA: FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help), 2003.

Price: $10.00

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.

Price: $12.95

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 Community Leaders
By Shahina Siddiqui, Tempe, AZ: ISSA (Islamic Social Services Association), 2005.

Price: $3.00

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 Human Dignity
By Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman. Herndon, VA: IIIT (The International Institute of Islamic Thought), 2003.

Price: $3.50

For purchasing please contact:
Halalco, 108 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA 22046.

"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.




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