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Preferred Reading List

Check your local library or bookstore for the following books.

Adams, C. and Fay, J. (1995). Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Alexander, Debra Whiting. (1999). Children Changed By Trauma: A Healing Guide. New Harbinger Publications. (Provides a basic understanding of trauma, how it affects children and how to help children overcome the effects of trauma).

Bass, Ellen & Davis, Laura. (1988). The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Harper & Row.

Case, Joyce and Hagan, Kathryn. (1988). When your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery. New York: Lexington Books. (A basic, easy to understand, reference for care givers. This book offers a general overview of the system and the professionals you may come in contact with. It covers reactions from the child, the family, the community and how to address these issues.)

De Becker, Gavin. (1999). Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane). New York: Random Press. Also, The Gift of Fear (Offers practical advice for parents and children on staying safe).

Gil, Eliana (1995) A Guide for Parents of Children Who Molest. Rockville, MD: Launch Press.

Hunter, Mic. (1990). Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse. Ballantine Books. (The author clarifies male sexual abuse and discusses the prevalence of this abuse as well as the effect this has on males. Victims offer first-hand accounts of their experience.)

Myers, John E. (1997). A Mother's Nightmare - Incest: A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals. CA: Sage Publications. (Comprehensive, easy to understand information concerning all aspects of child abuse.)

Van Dam, Carla (2000). Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders. NY: Hayworth Press.

Wiklund, Patricia (1995). Sleeping with a Stranger: How I Survived Marriage to a Child Molester.

Preferred Reading List For Children

Hindman, Jan. (1983). A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People. Ontario, Oregan. Alexandria Associates.

Jance, Judy. (1985). It's Not Your Fault. Mount Dora, Florida, Kidsrights.

Porett, Jane. (1993). When I Was Little Like You. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America.