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Incest and Child Abuse

Secret Survivors
by E. Sue Blume

This book focuses on what incest does to survivors. It shows how incest is often the root of depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Readers will be able to identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin on a new path toward a rich and empowered life.

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Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
by Lynn Daugherty

People who were sexually abused as children find help and healing in this book from a respected clinical psychologist. This warm and personal, beginning guide gives you answers to child sexual abuse questions, stories of male and female victims, insights into sexual abusers, explanations of effects on victims, step-by-step guidance to begin your recovery and resources for additional assis…

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The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

This guide offers a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors’ extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.

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Cheering for the Children: Creating Pathways to HOPE for Children Exposed to Trauma
by Casey Gwinn

Cheering for the Children is a clarion call to all caring people to become cheerleaders for children exposed to trauma and abuse. The author and former elected San Diego city attorney and a leading domestic violence professional, explains why childhood trauma should be the preeminent public health issue in America today and how we can all help change the lives of children for the better.

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For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
by Alice Miller

For Your Own Good explores the serious consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children and is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst. Miller investigates the childhood and personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing.

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Prosecuted but Not Silenced
by Maralee Mclean

A powerful documentary about a mother and daughter’s tragic involvement with the judicial system when there were allegations of child sexual abuse against the father, plus 27 tips on protecting your children when they are exposed to the courts and 100+ pages of educational tools, resources and other references to help you best prepare for the child custody and family court matters.

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
by Jayneen Sanders

This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool to broach the subject of safe and unsafe touch in a non-threatening and age-appropriate w…

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