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» Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
» Child and Adolescent Resources
» Perpetrators
» Legislation and Support Providers

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

All of Me
by Kim Noble
Piatkus HB/Tpb (October 6, 2011)

Frock Off: Living Undisguised
by Jo Dibblee, published in 2013 by Frock Off Inc.

I Am Nobody: Bay St. lawyer Greg Gilhooly shares his experiences living in the aftermath of a sexual assault by his mentor, the infamous hockey coach Graham James.

Living for Today: From Incest and Molestationto Fearlessness and Forgiveness
by Erin Merryn, published in 2009 by HCI

My Tears Were for Her: This book contains the actual diarized, dated journals of a young woman who had been sexually abused. It's real, it's raw and it has purpose in a world that would love nothing more than to keep the damaging secrets.
Janet M Little

Stolen Innocence: Triumphing Over a Childhood Broken by Abuse: A Memoir
by Erin Merryn, published in 2005 by HCI

Playing With Fire
Theo Fleury and Kristie McLellan Day

The Doghouse Angel: From the Darkness of Abuse to the Light of Healing
by Kimberly A. Steward
Doghouse Press (June 2003)

Surviving Babylon: A Journey Through Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse
by Lexa Garson
Alexander Griffin Co. (August 2005)

Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
by Carolyn Lehman, with Forward by Laura Davis
Douglas & McIntyre / Fsg Kids (September 2005)

The Tricky Part: A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to forgiveness
Martin Moran
Anchor (April 2006)

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Third Edition - Revised and Expanded

Ellen Bass (Preface), Laura Davis (Preface)
Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept (May 1994)
» also available in Spanish: El coraje de sanar

Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Journey for Women
by Karen A. Duncan
Praeger Publishers (August 2004)

Trauma and Recovery
Judith Lewis Herman
Pandora Press (September 2001)

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Beverly Engel
J P Tarcher; 1 edition (March 1989)

Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors
Charles L. Whitfield (Editor), Joyanna L. Silberg (Editor), Paul Jay Fink (Editor)
Haworth Press; 1 edition (March 2002)

No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse
Robin Stone
Harlem Moon; Reprint edition (March 2005)

I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse
Lori S. Robinson, Foreword by Julia A. Boyd
Seal Press (February 2003)

The Obsidian Mirror: Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
Louise M. Wisechild, Foreword by Laura Davis
Seal Press; 3 Rev Upd edition (February 2003)

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Revised Edition)
Wendy Maltz, Carol Arian (Illustrator)
Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept; 2 edition (February 2001)

Beginning to Heal (Revised Edition): A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
Ellen Bass, Laura Davis
Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept; REV edition (October 2003)

Paths to Wellness: A Holistic Approach and Guide for Personal Recovery
Robert E. Freeman-Longo
Neari Press (December 2001)

Victims No Longer (Second Edition): The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew
Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept; REV edition (April 2004)

Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew
North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (February 2000)

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Mic Hunter
Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (June 1991)

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women
E. Sue Blume
John Wiley & Sons Inc (February 1990)

What About Me? A Guide for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Grant Cameron
Creative Bound Inc. (October 1999) Download a copy of the book here. 

When the Rabbit Howls
Truddi Chase, Robert A. Phillips Jr.

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child
Laura Davis
HarperCollins Canada / Caedmon (September 1991)

Shine the Light: Sexual Abuse and Healing in the Jewish Community
Rachel Lev
University of British Columbia Press (January 2002)

A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People
Jan Hindman (Author), Tom Novak (Illustrator)
Alexandria Assoc; New edition (July 1983)

Anastasia and the Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)
By Anita W Wladichuk
Grey Owl Publishing Company (2005)

Unlocking Buried Secrets
By Victorious Heart
printed at Pandora Press Kitchener (2005)

Raised by Committee
By Carollyne Haynes
Trafford Publishing (December 2007)

Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption
by Elizabeth Garrison


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Child and Adolescent Resources

A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People
Jan Hindman (Author), Tom Novak (Illustrator)
Alexandria Assoc; New edition (July 1983)

How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends and Their Families
Cynthia Mather, Kristina E. Debye, Foreword by Eliana Gil, Judy Wood (Illustrator)
Jossey-Bass; Revised Edition (November 2004)

I Can't Talk About It: A Child's Book About Sexual Abuse
Doris Sanford, Graci Evans (Illustrator)
Multnomah Books (July 1986)

I Told My Secret: A Book for Kids Who Were Abused
Eliana Gil, Sally Haskell (Illustrator)
Launch Press (November 1986)

Body Smart: Right from the Start
by Kerri Isham

It Happens to Boys Too
Russell Bradway, Jane A. Satullo
Rape Crisis Center of the (May 1987)

Kids Helping Kids: Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse
Linda Lee Foltz
Lighthouse Point Press (May 2003)

Mia's Secret
Peter Ledwon

My Body Belongs to Me
Jill Starishevsky

My Very Own Book About Me: A Personal Safety Book
Jo Stowell, Mary Dietzel, Barbara Bryan Gleason
ACT for Kids (January 2000)

No Touching Secrets!
Melissa Pirwani

"It is critical that supportive adults engage children in age-appropriate discussions on topics surrounding child sexual abuse. No Touching Secrets! is sensitively written, engaging and age appropriate for children. It is a valuable tool to enable adults to broach the ongoing crucial conversations to help prevent child sexual abuse.” Glori Meldrum, Founder of Little Warriors

No Means No, Jayneen Sanders

Precious Pinata, Charlene Renaud  An interactive learning book & toy character presented by a parent or adult to a child

Some Parts are Not for Sharing
Julie Federico

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Jay Sanders

The Swimsuit Lesson
Jon Holsten

The Color of Secrets: Encouraging Children to Talk About Abuse
Kimberly Steward, Illustrated by Donovan Foote
Doghouse Press / October 2005

The Kindness of Strangers
Katrina Kittle
HarperCollins Canada / Harper Trade (December 2006)

Spread Your Wings & Fly: Teenager's Journey of Suspense, Romance, & Terror (in Overcoming Sexual Abuse) Inspired by Actual Events
Rebecca Engle Smith
Agreka Books (July 2000)

The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors
Barbara Bean, Shari Bennett
Jossey-Bass (September 1997)

When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery
Kathryn B. Hagans, Joyce Case
John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.; Revised Edition (Dec 5 1997)

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Child Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Innovations
Mic Hunter
Sage Publications, Inc.; 1 edition (March 1995)

Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches
Carolyn Holderread Heggen, Marie M. Fortune
Herald Press (PA) (July 1993)

Children Who Don't Speak Out: About Children Being Abused in Child Pornography
Carl Svedin, Kristina Clack
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (July 2005)

From Victim To Survivor: Women Survivors Of Female Perpetrators
Juliann Mitchell, Jill Morse, Juliann Whetsell-Mitchell
Taylor & Francis; 1 edition (1997)

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Legislation and Support Providers

Child Sexual Abuse in Civil Cases: A Guide to Custody and Tort Actions
Ann M. Haralambie
American Bar Association (June 1999)

Coordinating Child Sexual Abuse Services in Rural Communities
Barry Trute, Elizabeth Adkins, George MacDonald
University of Toronto Press (July 1994)

Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Child-Generated Model
Sandra A. Burkhardt (Editor), Anthony F. Rotatori (Editor)
Taylor & Francis; 1 edition (1995)

Overcoming Child Abuse: A Window on a World Problem
Michael D. Freeman (Editor)
Dartmouth Pub Co (April 2000)

Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook
Karen L. Kinnear
ABC-Clio Inc (November 1995)

Dialogues with Forgotten Voices: Relational Perspectives on Child Abuse Trauma and the Treatment of Severe Dissociative Disorders
Harvey L. Schwartz
Basic Books (December 2000)

Readings on Groupwork Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse
Andrew Kerslake (Editor)
Whiting & Birch Ltd (October 1995)

Confronting Child Abuse: Research for Effective Program Design
Deborah Daro
Free Press (January 1988)

Children and Adolescents in Need: A Legal Primer for the Helping Professional
Virginia G. Weisz
Sage Publications (November 1994)

Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Guide
Sandra J. Kaplan, M.D.
American Psychiatric Pub Group; 1 edition (June 1996)

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