Useful Reading

Here is a list of books that you may find useful
Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
(Carolyn Ainscough, Kay Toon)
This manual is designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse. It updates the first edition, and investigates all the effects of child sexual abuse, which often persist into adult life - guilt and shame, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, fear of relationships and sexual problems.
Paperback 266 pages (April 2000)
Publisher: Sheldon Press ISBN: 0859698106
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
(Ellen Bass, Laura Davis)
Based on the experiences of hundreds of survivors, this work profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. It offers mental, emotional and physical support to all people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives.
Paperback 495 pages (April 11, 2002)
Publisher:Vermilion ISBN: 0091884209
The Male Survivor - The impact of sexual abuse
(Matthew Parynick Mendel)
Mathew Mendel presents the findings of the first American survey of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He examines the long term effects and dispels many myths. He shows that male victims need to be acknowledged and understood through their recovery process.
Paperback 264 pages (December 30, 1994)
Publisher: Sage Publications (USA) ISBN: 0803954425
Overcoming Sexual and Childhood Abuse
(Liz Adamson)
This book is in two parts. Part one looks at all the patterns and issues associated with abuse. Part two provides processes and exercises designed to rid abuse victims of the negative aspects of the past. This can be done by individuals or within a group context. Liz Adamson is a leading UK life coach and self help author.
Paperback 154 pages (March 1, 2004)
Publisher: Diviniti Publishing Ltd ISBN: 1901923525
The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
(Laura Davis)
As a step-by-step guide through the healing process, this workbook offers and provides the same directional support as its companion bestseller, Courage to Heal. The workbook is a combination of checklists, open ended questions, writing exercises, art projects, and activities.
Spiral-bound 475 pages (February 1, 1990)
Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 0060964375
Victims No Longer - The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
(Mike Lew)
Mike Lew's book positively shows that hope, information, and understanding will lead to recovery. With insight into the causes and treatment, intelligent advice, and respect for deep emotions, you feel you're in compassionate hands that have steered many success stories of recovery.
Paperback 464 pages (May 1, 2004)
Publisher: Perennial ISBN: 006053026X
The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse
(Beverly Engel)
Based on the author's wide-ranging counselling experiences, this book provides a seven-step recovery program for men and women who were sexually abused as children, helping them heal and face a positive future.
Paperback 252 pages (August 1, 1991)
Publisher:Ivy Books ISBN: 0804105855
Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: To Join the Waiting Child
(Alice Miller, Simon Worrall)
Miller and Worrall analyse people such as Hitler and Nicolae Ceasescu - drawing on her own painful childhood experiences, Miller argues the point that 'The culture that ignores roots of hatred and tyranny embedded in its own childrearing traditions renders itself ripe for payback.' This book deals with child abuse studies and how dictators can be shaped from societies that endure this behaviour.
Paperback 191 pages (November 6, 1997)
Publisher: Virago Press ISBN: 1860493475
The Survivors Guide to Sex
(Staci Haines)
Everyone who wishes to be able to enjoy sex after the pain of abuse will find help here. It is also an essential aid for anyone who is having sex with someone who has been through the trauma of non consensual abuse. It is informative, sensitive and very well written. Its chapters cover areas such as personal triggers, communication of fears, letting go of the physical trauma, and more. It also includes a comprehensive resource section.
Paperback 200 pages (April 1, 1999)
Publisher: Cleis Press ISBN: 1573440795
The Drama of Being a Child: The Search for the True Self
(Alice Miller)
Miller has rewritten most of this book in the light of her move beyond the framework of psychoanalysis. In this version, Miller details how we can use her discoveries to help free ourselves. She illustrates, with many examples, how it is possible to recover lost feelings and repressed history, ending with a healthy beginning.
Paperback 174 pages (April 27, 1995)
Publisher:Virago Press ISBN: 1860491014
Living with the Legacy of Abuse: How to Make Your Relationship Work When Your Partner Is a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse
(Beverly Engels)
This book presents essential information on abuse, the recovery process, and the resultant responses of the survivor. Engel summarises the types of support that the survivor needs. It covers the reactions that survivors experience during the recovery period and how to deal with them.
Paperback 219 pages (April 29, 1998)
Publisher: Camden Press  ISBN: 0948491531
Strong Mothers
(by Anne Peake, Marion Fletcher)
Resource for Mothers of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Russell House Publishing Ltd (Jun 1997)  ISBN-10: 189892404X    ISBN-13: 978-1898924043
Home is Where The Hurt Is
(by Janine Turner)
This study includes interviews with many women victims and several male abusers.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Thorsons (13 July 1989) ISBN-10: 0722516312 ISBN-13: 978-072251631
Family Life and Family Support
(Brid Featherstone)
This timely text provides a constructively critical analysis of contemporary debates and developments around family support.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (8 Dec 2003)   ISBN-10: 033397378X   ISBN-13: 978-0333973783
Windows to Our Children
(by Violet Oaklander)
With over 300 pages of methods, materials, techniques for working with children and adolescents, transcripts, case examples and discussion, this book filled a void in the child therapy literature.
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Gestalt Journal Press; New edition edition (1 Jan 1978)  ISBN-10: 0939266067  ISBN-13: 978-0939266067
Out of the Shadows
(by Sarah Stott)
Help for Men Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted.  This text aims to help male survivors understand how sexual assault may have affected them and offers practical suggestions about how to deal with those effects.
Paperback: 92 pages   
Publisher: Russell House Publishing Ltd (July 2001)  ISBN-10: 1898924988  ISBN-13: 978-1898924982
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