Allies In Healing

Author : Laura Davis
ISBN : 9780062267481
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"But what about me?" "Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?" "Will we ever make love again?" "Will the survivor love me in the end?" "How do I know if I should throw in the towel?" Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners—girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers—trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, Allies in Healing covers: The Basics—answers common questions about sexual abuse. Allies in Healing—introduces key concepts of working and growing together. My Needs and Feelings—teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. Dealing with Crisis—includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. Intimacy and Communication—offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting. Sex—provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration. Family lssues—suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family. Partners' Stories—explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.
Category: Health & Fitness

Healing The Ravaged Soul

Author : Sue Magrath
ISBN : 9780718845391
Genre : Religion
File Size : 59.69 MB
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“Why does God hate me?” “How can I believe in a God who has allowed my suffering?” These are just two of the difficult spiritual questions that survivors of child sexual abuse struggle with. In addition, survivors often have mixed feelings about the church because of perceived judgment and indifference, their own shame, or their discomfort with certain aspects of worship. Of the many after effects of sexual abuse, spiritual wounds are the least talked about, yet they are central to adult survivors who seek to heal and find faith and meaning in their lives. With grace and gentleness, this book seeks to answer survivors’ spiritual questions and address some of the common misconceptions that often develop when young victims attempt to understand what has happened to them. It explores the origins of their spiritual issues with clear psychological insights and guides survivors on a spiritual journey toward healing, wholeness, and a deeper relationship with God.
Category: Religion

101 Tips For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Author : Amy Barth
ISBN : 9781932690941
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 62.14 MB
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"You can never have too much support as a survivor. Amy's little pocket book is great to carry around to remind yourself that you can all thrive after sexual abuse."--Dr. Patti Feuereisen, psychologist and author.
Category: Self-Help

Unspeakable Acts

Author : Doug W. Pryor
ISBN : 9780814766668
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 35.72 MB
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The sexual abuse of children is one of the most morally unsettling and emotionally inflammatory issues in American society today. It has been estimated that roughly one out of every four girls and one in ten boys experience some form of unwanted sexual attention either inside or outside the family before they reach adulthood. How should society deal with the sexual victimization of children? Should known offenders be released back into our communities? If so, where, and with what rights, should they be allowed to live? In Unspeakable Acts, Douglas W. Pryor argues that much of this debate, designed to deal with abusers after they have offended, ignores the important issue of why men cross these forbidden sexual boundaries to molest children in the first place and how the behavior can possibly be prevented before it starts. Incorporating in-depth interviews with more than thirty convicted child molesters, Pryor explores how men become involved with breaking sexual boundaries with children. He looks at how their lives prior to offending contributed to and led up to what they did, the ways that initial interest in sex with children began, the tactics offenders employed to molest their victims over time, how they felt about and reacted to their behavior between offending episodes, and how they were ultimately able to stop. The author expands our understanding of this often reviled, little understood group, leaving us with the uneasy conclusion that the moral wall separating us from what is defined as extreme, sick behavior is not as opaque as we would like to believe.
Category: Family & Relationships

I Have Been Sexually Abused Now What

Author : Jennifer Culp
ISBN : 9781477779774
Genre : JUVENILE NONFICTION
File Size : 46.49 MB
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Sexual abuse of children and teens is shockingly common, not to mention underreported and underprosecuted. Fortunately, research and education are helping to change that. The trauma of sexual abuse may lead to further long-term symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. It is known to increase suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors. Seeking help from professionals-even years after the abuse occurs-can alleviate feelings of guilt and shame, shifting the identity of those who have been abused from victim to survivor. This useful and sensitive book debunks popular myths surrounding sexual abuse and provides resources where survivors and loved ones can turn for help. Readers will learn how to identify and confront sexual abuse; its long-term effects; and how to move forward in the aftermath.
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Counseling Boys And Young Men

Author : Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC
ISBN : 9780826109194
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 33.58 MB
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"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks
Category: Psychology

Beginning To Heal Revised Edition

Author : Ellen Bass
ISBN : 9780062270597
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 41.2 MB
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There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them. Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive. Based on the authors' bestseller The Courage to Heal, this Revised Edition of Beginning to Heal takes you through the key stages of the healing process, from crisis times to breaking the silence, grief, and anger, to resolution and moving on. It includes inspirational highlights, clear explanations, practical suggestions, and compelling accounts of survivors' pain, their strength, and their triumphs.
Category: Self-Help

Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma

Author : Sheri Oz
ISBN : 9781136258312
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 37.1 MB
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Go beyond the pain and fear of sexual abuse to heal the trauma Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can be a physically and emotionally painful soul-shattering experience that can traumatize a person for a lifetime. The Wall of Fear: Crossing the Wall from Trauma to Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse is a unique exploration of the subjective experiences of both client and therapist as they together travel the path to recovery. Therapists get a clear illustration of the therapy process while CSA survivors are offered a gauge with which to judge their own progress toward recovery. New therapeutic concepts are clearly presented and extensively discussed while sensitively charting the experiences of clients on the journey toward healing. As Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” The Wall of Fear charts the arduous progress of a survivor from the initial understanding that they need help and guidance, to choosing the correct therapist, to the emotional roadblocks most clients face on their own personal recovery from the hell of CSA. The authors team up to courageously provide readers with a comprehensive and candid portrait of their experiences of CSA therapy while demonstrating the approaches which effectively enhance healing. Features include schematic drawings of the stages of therapy, the client’s own diary from her youth through her therapy in adulthood, client drawings illustrating progress in therapy, and effective art exercises that can be used at the beginning of therapy. The text includes extensive references, useful appendixes, and a helpful glossary of terms for the layperson. Topics in The Wall of Fear include: the nature of sexual trauma (the new concept of the World of Trauma) growing up traumatized—and its effect on friendships, sexual development, dating, and mate selection couples’ relationships and sexuality selecting a therapist the new concept of The Wall of Fear closure coping with the therapy process parenting by CSA survivors and the impact on the next generation the subjective experiences of both therapist and CSA survivor The Wall of Fear stands as a testament that no matter what sexual trauma a person may endure, there is hope for recovery. This is insightful, crucial reading for survivors of CSA and therapists at all levels of expertise.
Category: Family & Relationships

Verb Ndete

Author : Laura Davis
ISBN : 3936937575
Genre :
File Size : 20.82 MB
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In ihrem einzigartigen Ratgeber gibt Laura Davis Antworten auf die Verwirrung, Wut, Frustration und Hilflosigkeit, die Partnerinnen und Partner von Überlebenden sexueller Gewalt oft erleben. Im ersten Teil des Buches geht es um Fragen rund um Beziehungsthemen wie Bedürfnisse und Gefühle, Erwartungen, Grenzen, Nähe und Sex. Die Autorin zeigt, wie Partnerinnen und Partner ihre Geliebten im Umgang mit ihren Gewalterfahrungen unterstützen können, ohne jedoch ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse zu vernachlässigen. Im zweiten Teil kommen Partnerinnen und Partner von Überlebenden sexueller Gewalt mit ihren Erfahrungen zu Wort. Ein Buch, das all jenen, die einen traumatisierten Menschen lieben, Mut und Kraft gibt. Laura Davis, selbst Überlebende sexueller Gewalt, ist Autorin von Selbsthilfebüchern wie "Trotz allem" (mit Ellen Bass) sowie Elternratgebern. Sie leitet Workshops für Überlebende und Partner/innen und lebt in Santa Cruz, Kalifornien.
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Treating Abuse Today

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015054490167
Genre : Adult child abuse victims
File Size : 52.6 MB
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Category: Adult child abuse victims