Synopses & Reviews
Chain Chain Change offers supportive, practical information for African-American women who are or have been in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship. Written by a well-known writer and speaker on Black women's physical and emotional health, this book provides information on identifying the different aspects of abuse, the effects of domestic violence on the family, the impact of racism and sexism, and suggestions for how to reach out for help and get positive support from emergency agencies, shelters, the legal system, counselors, the church, family and friends. A new chapter addressing the experiences of Black lesbians who are battered by their partners is included in this expanded edition. Filled with words of understanding, gentle guidance, and a strong sense of hope, Chain Chain Change can help empower African-American women to break free of an abusive partner and reclaim a healthier and happier life.