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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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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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Can I Kiss You?: A Thought-provoking Look at Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual Assault
by Michael J. Domitrz

An in-depth look at the realities of relationships and sexual intimacy. While most people simply make their move with a partner, Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference. Domitrz’s candid advice, real-life scenarios, and helpful strategies will revolutionize your approach to relationships while adding romance and building respect for all partners.

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I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
by Robin Warshaw

The classic book that broke new ground by thoroughly reporting on the widespread problem of date and acquaintance rape has now been completely updated to include recent studies, issues, current events, and controversies.

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The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition
by Wendy Maltz

This classic self-help book offers sound and detailed guidelines for sexual healing. Wendy Maltz stands out for her remarkable combination of wisdom, creativity, and heart.Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger Clear, non-judgmental, warm and hopeful, The Sexual Healing Journey is a precious gift for male and female survivors and for those who care …

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I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse
by Lori S. Robinson

In this comprehensive self-help guide, Lori Robinson has created a valuable resource for African-American survivors of sexual assault (as well as their families, friends, and communities). Robinson walks readers through the ways survivors can achieve emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual healing, reflecting her firsthand insight into the particular difficulties African-Americans face …

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It’s Not You, It’s What Happened to You: Complex Trauma and Treatment
by Courtois Christine A.

With It’s Not You, It’s What Happened to You: Complex Trauma and Treatment, Dr. Christine Courtois has simplified her extensive and, until now, quite scholarly work geared toward understanding and developing the concept of “complex trauma,” and the assessment and treatment thereof. A universally acknowledged leader in this emerging psychotherapeutic field, Dr. Courtois provides here an abbrevia…

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The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America
by Sarah Deer

Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic. An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deers work, is aimed at engaging th…

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Empty Playground: A Survivor’s Story
by Callen Harty

When most people think of child molesters they think of children lured into vans or victims of creepy old men lurking around school grounds. They dont think of Josh Duggar’s sisters or Irish Catholic boys from rural Wisconsin getting abused repeatedly by an older brother. They should. That is the reality. That is the untold story of untold millions.

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Healing the Man Within: Hope For Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Randy Boyd

Finally! A male survivor speaks out about male childhood sexual abuse. Randy offers survivors and their families answers to their questions of why they act out the way they do, and strategies to start living with greater purpose and happiness.

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Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse

Despite the current survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence, child sexual abuse, most notably when its a family member or friend, is still a very taboo topic. There are approximately 42 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and millions of bystanders who look the other way as the abuse occurs and cover for the harm-doers with no accountability.

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Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths
by Corina Schulze, Sarah Koon-Magnin, and Valerie Bryan

The underlying argument of this groundbreaking study is this: Sexual orientation and gender identity influence how sexual assault is experienced, how it is perceived, and ultimately, how victims (and perpetrators) are treated by the criminal justice system.

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Sourcebook on Violence Against Women

The book’s 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women and programs that work.

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