UNDAUNTED: BREAKING MY SILENCE TO OVERCOME THE TRAUMA OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Matthew Sandusky (2015)
Matthew uses his personal story of sexual abuse to empower other survivors to find healing. Educational tool to teach the reader about the issue of child sexual abuse. 


SOMETHING HAPPENED AND I'M SCARED TO TELL: A BOOK FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF ABUSE
by Patricia Kehoe (1987)
Helps shift the blame from the victim to the perpetrator which is a crucial message.


LOVING TOUCHES
by Lory Freeman (1986)
Tool to reach young children about the need for loving, nurturing touches as well as the prevention of harmful touches
Reading level: ages 4-8


TELLING ISN’T TATTLING
By Kathryn M. Hammerseng (1995)
Encourages kids to think about how they might handle both minor irritations and potentially dangerous situations
Reading level: ages 4-8

THE TROUBLE WITH SECRETS
by Karen Johnson (1986)
Helps young children understand the difference between secrets to be kept and those that are not. Available in English and Spanish

A BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY BOOK: A FAMILY GUIDE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION
by Sol Gordon and Judith Gordon (1992)
Discusses the sexual assault of children and how it can be prevented or survived
Reading level: ages 4-8

MY BODY IS PRIVATE
by Linda W. Girard (1984)
Introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one's body private Reading level: ages 4-8

THE SILENT CHILDREN: A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Linda Tschirhart Sanford (1985)

CHILD LURES: WHAT EVERY PARENT AND CHILD SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE AND ABDUCTION
by Kenneth Wooden (1995)
Practical advice that may just save your child

MY VERY OWN BOOK ABOUT ME: A PERSONAL SAFETY BOOK
by Mary Dietzel (2000)
Teaches kids personal safety and how to better protect themselves

NO IS NOT ENOUGH: HELPING TEENAGERS AVOID SEXUAL ASSAULT
by Caren Adams (1984)

NO MORE SECRETS: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT
by Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay (1981)

THE SAFE CHILD BOOK: A COMMONSENSE APPROACH TO PROTECTING CHILDREN AND TEACHING CHILDREN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
by Sherryll Kraizer (1996)
Gives parents effective and nonthreatening techniques for teaching children how to protect themselves without making them afraid

I TOLD MY SECRET: A BOOK FOR KIDS WHO WERE ABUSED
by Eliana Gil (1986)
Child-friendly language and specific information that children need to heal from the trauma of abuse

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET?: HOW TO GET HELP FOR SCARY SECRETS
by Pamela Russell and Beth Stone (1986)
Discusses, in simple text and illustrations, good and bad secrets, how to differentiate between them, and how not to keep bad secrets to oneself

INCEST AND SEXUALITY: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING
by Wendy Maltz and Beverly Holman (1991)

NO MORE SECRETS FOR ME
by Oralee Wachter (2002)
Helps parents talk with their children about the sensitive subject of sexual abuse
Reading level: ages 9-12

NO-NO THE LITTLE SEAL
by Judith Feldman (1986)
A young seal is upset when his uncle starts touching his body in private places, until he finds the courage to tell Wise Whale
Reading level: baby-preschool

SEXUAL ABUSE: LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
by Margaret O. Hyde (1987)
Discusses the sexual abuse of children, how they can protect themselves, where they can seek help, the kinds of help available, and how to increase public awareness of this problem

WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN MOLESTED: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO HEALING AND RECOVERY
by Kathryn B. Hagans, Case Joyce, and Kathryn Brohl (1998) Provides information, comfort and advice for families on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested

IT'S MY BODY
by Lory Freeman (1983)
Written especially for the preschool child Reading level: ages 4-8

PLEASE TELL!: A CHILD'S STORY ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE
by Jessie Ottenweller (1991)
A simple book with a profoundly important message for children who have been sexually abused: the abuse wasn't their fault
Reading level: ages 9-12

BEGINNING TO HEAL: A FIRST BOOK FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (2003)
Offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey

THE COURAGE TO HEAL
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (2002)
Offers help and encouragement to women who were sexually abused in childhood

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: THE TRAUMA OF INCEST
by Sandra Butler (1996)

VICTIMS NO LONGER: THE CLASSIC GUIDE FOR MEN RECOVERING FROM SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE
by Mike Lew (2004)
Offers compassionate and practical advice 

WHY ME? HELP FOR VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (EVEN IF THEY ARE ADULTS NOW)
by Lynn Daugherty (2007)
Answers questions about child sexual abuse and abusers, shares stories from other victims, and provides step-by-step guidance to those seeking recovery from childhood trauma

BETRAYAL OF INNOCENCE: INCEST AND ITS DEVASTATION
by Susan Forward and Craig Buck (1988)

CHILDREN OF TRAUMA: REDISCOVERING YOUR DISCARDED SELF
by Jane Middleton-Moz (1989)
Serves as a map to guide you and help you rediscover your discarded self... the best self you were always meant to be

BROKEN BOYS/MENDING MEN
by Stephen D. Grubman-Black (1991)
This book affirms for victims, survivors, and those others who care and want to help, that it's okay to tell

GHOSTS IN THE BEDROOM: A GUIDE FOR THE PARTNERS OF INCEST SURVIVORS
by Ken Graber (1991)
Provides comfort and guidance for partners in the process of recovery

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 and Kristina E. Debye (2004)
Speaks directly to victims of sexual abuse to help them come to grips with what is happening to them and overcome their feelings of isolation, confusion, and self-doubt

THE ME NOBODY KNOWS: A GUIDE FOR TEEN SURVIVORS
by Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett (1997)
Offer simple, concrete advice about reporting abuse and how to seek counseling

SECRET SURVIVORS
by E. Sue Blume (1998)
Offers help, advice, and support while exploring in depth the devastation wrought by sexual abuse by family, friends, or caregivers

PARTNERS IN RECOVERY
by Beverly Engel (1993)
For anyone accompanying a survivor along the rocky road to recovery

OUTGROWING THE PAIN TOGETHER
by Eliana Gil (1992)
For spouses and partners of adults abused as children

THE WOUNDED HEART: HOPE FOR ADULT VICTIMS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Dan B. Allender (1995)
A next step for those who have begun the healing process, and a place to start for others

GETTING THROUGH THE DAY: STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS HURT AS CHILDREN
by Nancy J. Napier (1994)

ABUSED BOYS: THE NEGLECTED VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
by Mic Hunter (1991)
Examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting recovery

FAMILIES IN RECOVERY : HEALING THE DAMAGE OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Beverly Engel (2000)
Offers information and encouragement for siblings and parents of a survivor of childhood sexual abuse

I NEVER TOLD ANYONE: WRITINGS BY WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Ellen Bass (1991)
Provides insight into the inner workings of child sexual abuse and why victims don't tell

FAMILY FALLOUT: A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES OF ADULT SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS
by D. Landry (1992)
A good first step when confronting parents or family members about childhood sexual abuse
 
WHAT ABOUT ME? A GUIDE FOR MEN HELPING FEMALE PARTNERS DEAL WITH CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
by Grant Cameron (1994)
Describes the feelings that partners of survivors experience while helping a survivor to heal from the painful and devastating experience of childhood sexual abuse

IT HAPPENS TO BOYS TOO
by Jane Satullo and Russell Bradway (1987)
Helpful for boys who have survived sexual abuse and are roughly 6 to 13 years of age

STOLEN INNOCENCE: TRIUMPHING OVER A CHILDHOOD BROKEN BY ABUSE: A MEMOIR
by Erin Merryn (2005)
The inspiring story of one girl's struggle to become a woman, and a bright light on the pain and devastation of abuse.

 

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