By Earnie Larsen
#7266 While society has enormous sympathy for abused children, the judgment for those children is less benevolent should they become adult offenders. In this curriculum, renowned author/lecturer Earnie Larsen interviews adult inmates to examine the role that childhood abuse played in their lives.
Designed for use in community corrections and institutional settings, this six-week curriculum will help adult offenders identify instances of early abuse, recognize how it has impacted their lives, and learn how to live a productive life in spite of it.
Larsen observes, “People who have suffered abuse in childhood – especially if it’s intense and constant – don’t lead the same kind of lives as those who weren’t abused.”
For some in the series, these are the memories they carry as wounded men:
- An eight-year-old repeatedly sexually abused by his brothers, then held by his ankles from a seventh-floor window for the fun of seeing him cry.
- A six-year-old tied naked to a tree for bedwetting.
- A seven-year-old locked in a closet for three days for talking back.
Relentlessly realistic, Abused Boys, Wounded Men takes an unconventional stance that’s also an unshakable reality: identifying and overcoming the root cause of adult crime can be more effective than simple incarceration.
The curriculum ($315.00) includes:
- 2 DVDs ($205.00)
10 workbooks ($79.50)
1 facilitator’s guide ($105.00)
The DVDs are closed-captioned, and total viewing time is 141 minutes. The workbooks can be purchased in units of 10 copies for $79.50. The facilitator’s guide is $105.00. Copyright 2001. The 2-DVD set for $205.00. SPECIAL: Complete curriculum program (2 DVDs, 10 workbooks, 1 facilitator’s guide) for $315.00.