Books

BOOKS FOR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS:


Straying Towards Truth: A Therapist's Personal Story and Professional Guide to Healing After Sexual Abuse by Karen E. Fennell, MSW, LISW-CP


Invisible Girls: Speaking the Truth about Sexual Abuse by Patti Feuereisen


Inside a Cutter's Mind: Understanding and Helping Those Who Self-Injure by Jerusha Clark


Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict by Joshua Coleman, PhD


Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse by Caren Adams and Jennifer J Fay


The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman


Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk

Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Journey for Women by Karen A. Duncan

What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC) by Mel Langston PhD and Leona Puma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery Revised Edition by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Care Potter

When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along by Joshua Coleman PhD.

You Can Help: A Guide for Family & Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault by Rebecca Street

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas

Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics by Robert J. Ackerman

What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything? A Workbook by Cheri Huber

8 Ways to Create Their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children In Youth-Serving Organizations, by Diane Cranley

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:

Age 3+:

I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private, by Kimberly King

It's my Body, by Lory Freeman

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch, by Hunter Manasco. (This book is helpful for parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone working with children with special needs.)

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept, by Jayneen Sanders

Please Tell, by Jessie

Miles is the Boss of his Body, by S. Kurtzman-Counter

Age 5+

The Huge Bag of Worries, by Virginia Ironside

Come and Tell Me, (Be Sensible-And Safe), by Helen Hollick

A Terrible Thing Happened, by Margaret M Holmes

Drawing Together to Learn About Feelings, by Marge Eaton Heegaard

My Body Belongs to Me from my Head to my Toes, by Jill Starishevsky

Teach Your Dragon Body Safety: A Story About Personal Boundaries, Appropriate and Inappropriate Touching, by Steve Herman

Age 10+

Let's Talk About Sex, (Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health), by Robbie H Harris

Rosy and Jack, by Nicole Reading

I Can't Talk About It, by Doria Sanford

Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma, by Susan Farber Strauss

Drawing Together to Manage Anger, by Marge Eaton Heegaard

When Adults Hurt Children: Helping Children Heal From Abuse, by Marge Eaton Heegaard

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, by Valorie Shaefer

The Boy's Body Book, by Kelli Dunham, RN and Robert Anastas

13+

PTSD Workbook for Teens, by Libby Palmer

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, Thalia Wallis

Wreck This Journal: Creative Book with Funny Cute and Challenging Tasks to Complete, Stress Anxiety Relief Diary for All Ages, by Color Doe Smile

14+

I Have the Right To: A High School's Survivor Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope, by Chessy Prout

The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, PHD LPC

Moxie, by Jennifer Mathieu

The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

The Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, published by Health and Wellness Workbook for Teens

16+

In Love and in Danger, by Barry Levi

Nice to Meet Me, by Chris Carlton

We are not Alone: A Teenager Boy's Personal Account of Child Sexual Abuse from Disclosure Through Prosecution and Treatment, by Jade Christine Angelica

How Long Does It Hurt? A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, by Cynthia L Mather

It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse, by William Lee Carter

Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure, by Lawrence E Shapiro

The Mindfulness Journal for Teens, by Jennie Marie Battistin

SMASH Poetry Journal: 125 Writing Ideas for Inspiration and Self Exploration, by Robert Lee Brewer








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