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Our Little Secret: Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in Canada
By Judy Steed

For Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
By Ellen Bass, Laura Davis.
This book may be helpful for you if you are new to the healing process. You may find this book a good introduction to the healing process.

The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
By Ellen Bass
The Courage to Heal can be a comprehensive guide for both survivors and their support networks. This can be quite an intense read for survivors so please take your time and nurture yourself.

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Therapeutic 7-Step Self-Help Program for Men and Women, Including How to Choose a Therapist and Find a Support Group
By Beverly Engel
As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, which will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
By Ellen Bass, Louise Thornton

For Teens

It Happened to Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse
By Lee Carter
This is a workbook written specifically for teens and those who support them.

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, Illustrator: Judy Wood, As told by: Kristina E. Debye
This is a bestselling book written by a survivor for other survivors, specifically teens.

In Their Own Words: A sexual abuse workbook for teenage girls
By Lulie Munson and Karen Riskin

Sexuality and Intimacy

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
By Wendy Maltz and Carol Arian
This book will help survivors of sexual abuse improve their relationships and discover the joys of sexual intimacy.

Survivor’s Guide to Sex: How to Create Your Own Empowered Sexuality after Childhood Sexual Abuse
By Staci Haines
This book focuses on healthy sexuality and intimacy after sexual abuse.

For Males who have experienced Sexual Assault/abuse

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
By Mike Lew and Ellen Bass
A resource manual for male survivors and those who wish to support them.

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
By Mic Hunter
A psychological examination of the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting recovery. This study explains the ways in which boys are molested and the reasons why men remain silent about it later in life. A well-researched and well written book.

For Family, Friends and Partners

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for Partners of Incest Survivors
By Ken Graber

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, a Support Book
Laura Davis
An in depth resource for those who support a survivor of sexual abuse.

Families in Recovery: Healing the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse
By Beverly Engel


Boys of St. Vincent
The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Vagina Monologues
Contains moving feminist perspectives on rape in war torn countries as well as our attitudes towards our own bodies. Many college campuses put on annual Theater presentations of this play for V-Day. Available at most movie rental centers.

Searching for Angela Shelton
“In “Searching for Angela Shelton,” filmmaker Angela Shelton journeys across the United States to meet other Angela Sheltons and through them survey women in America. What she wasn’t prepared for was to learn that like herself, 24 out of the 40 Angela Sheltons she spoke to had been raped, beaten or molested. The first Angela Shelton the filmmaker meets rents out space to a foster care company and it brings up the filmmaker’s memories of being in a foster home as a child. Then there is an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and just happens to live in the same town as the filmmaker’s father who molested her and her stepsiblings for years.”

North Country
“What Josey Aimes wants is a decent job so she can put food on the table and take care of her kids. What she gets is threatened, insulted, ogled, fondled, belittled, attacked and called filthy names. “Take it like a man,” her callous male boss says. Instead, she takes it like a human being – and fights back. Charlize Theron portrays Josey in North Country, the searing story of women who broke the gender barrier laboring in hazardous Minnesota iron mines… and broke legal ground with the nation’s first class-action sexual-harassment lawsuit. Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean star with Theron in this emotionally explosive tale of taking on the odds to achieve what everya range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.”

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