Hear my roar: a story of family violence.
Gillian Watts and Ben Hodson (ill)
Published by Annick Press (2009)
Shelved at QJJ L
Keywords Children’s books, Family violence, Children in violent families, Psychological effects, Alcoholic parents, Abusive fathers, Nonabusive parents, Mothers, Aggressive behaviour, Help-seeking behaviour, Doctors, Direct work with children Search for catalogue records containing all of these Keywords
Abstract Comic-style book telling the story of a bear family where the father bear gets angry and violent and drinks. When the mother bear realises how it is affecting her son she seeks help from the family doctor. Mother and son leave the family home for a refuge and the doctor offers to help the father. Includes information on the mother’s reactions to the abuse, the effects of domestic violence on children and how to share this book with a child. Aims to introduce the subject of domestic violence in a gentle, non-threatening way. Aimed at 6-9 year olds.
Citation Watts, G. and Hodson, B. (ill.) (2009) Hear my roar: a story of family violence. New York, N.Y.: Annick Press.