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6/12/03

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Katlyn Stewart
     Even as a young girl she knew she was different, knew she had secrets that must be hidden from view. This story delves into the mind of a child as she grows into womanhood, as she learns to live with and deal with sexual abuse from the hands of her Father ... and the abuse that follows her in the future, more importantly this story is about courage and perseverance, of abuse sexual, physical,verbal but not just about the abuse, but also the nightmares that echo long after the damage is done.
     The hiding within the soul, the courage to endure and the countless stories you tell yourself while pushing the pain down below the surface and the struggles through life and love that you must challenge when as a young person you already have a "monkey on your back."
3/6/2002


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Author bio

Amazon Description:
Is what happens in your family just normal sibling rivalry or could it be called sibling abuse? This instructive guide will help you answer this question and help you break any cycle of violence, verbal or physical. The practical suggestions in this book will protect your children now, and help them become responsible adults.
You will learn: * How to identify abusive behavior * How to prevent abuse in your home * How to know when to intervene 

This book shows that siblings hitting each other is not just “kids will be kids” and something to be tolerated unless it gets too raucous. It is one of the ways children learn that hitting another member of a family is intolerable, and therefore one of the causes of later domestic violence. Best of all, this book gives parents the tools to do something about it. Murray Straus, Ph.D., Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire 

This comprehensive examination of sibling abuse not only uncovers its extent and impact, but offers parents sensible and useful advice. Sibling abuse is the cradle of family and interpersonal violence. Wiehe provides a timely and useful means of preventing the tragic toll of violence in our society. Richard Gelles, Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author:
Vernon R. Wiehe, Ph.D. is a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of over fifty articles in social science journals as well as numerous books. Dr. Wiehe has lectured extensively on the subject of family violence to audiences in the United States and abroad. He has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows discussing the subject of family relationships.

5/6/01
In Cabin Six: An Anthology of Poetry by Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Jill A. Kuhn, Ed.
1/31/01

Not Child's Play: An Anthology on Brother-Sister Incest
Risa Shaw, Ed.
CNN Article - Jolting anthology describes brother-sister incest (26-Feb-01)
Not Child's Play is a bomb that will drop into the complacent lives of families who will not or cannot see or hear their daughters' and sisters' unspoken pleas for protection, support and vindication. These words and images will tear down the wall that has shielded brother-sister incest from the flame of public scrutiny and personal outrage. This book begins to name the deed, to break the cycle of shame and silence that has kept this issue of abuse conveniently hidden from public view.
Lynn Bonde, J.D., MSW

Not Child's Play is a life line for survivors, a mirror in which perpetrators might be able to see themselves clearly, an invaluable gift to society. By sharing the truths of their lives, these courageous women are helping to erase ignorance and transform denial into acknowledgement and action.
Lucy Tatman, PhD

12/24/00
US - UK
The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
by Beverly Engel
Reviewer: A reader from San Francisco, CA USA
For me, this book above all other self-help books on the subject I've read really hit home. I was physically and emotionally abused for most of my childhood. Once I grew up and left home I became involved with emotionally abusive men again and again, for the last several years. I couldn't understand why I always seemed to pick the wrong guy, and why life was so painful, and demeaning. Through therapy and self-help books I was able to come to some realizations. This book was so powerful that halfway through I had to put it down for some time because the personal truths I arrived at were so painful to face. I hope any person out there who is going through or has been through an emotionally abusive relationship will give this book a try. It is well worth it.
7/30/00
US - UK
Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing
by Wendy Maltz
Reviewer: A reader from Liberty, Missouri.
The authors do a wonderful job of connecting with the incest victim. They obviously are very skilled in listening to their clients and learning from them. I felt they were inside my head, writing my story. The guidelines for healthy sexuality addresses the concerns of incest victims very accurately. The presentation of the sequence of events in healing is very helpful to those not knowing what to expect or how to approach the pain an incest victim feels. I highly recommend this book for anyone that works with or is an incest victim. I also highly recommend Wendy Maltz's book--The Sexual Healing Journey.
7/23/00

US - UK
Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free - US - UK
by Elaine Weiss
Description
This is the only book on the market today that focuses on the entire spectrum of emotional, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse. Written by University of Utah Clinical Associate Professor Elaine Weiss, a survivor, the book goes right to the heart of the reader and changes their perspective on this topic. She paints a clear picture of women who stay in a marriage because of their fierce loyalty and commitment to the sanctity of marriage. These are stories of twelve women and most are professionals. Each a victim of domestic violence. Each escaped from her abuser. Each reclaimed her dignity, reconstructed her life, rediscovered peace. Every woman who has left an abuser every woman who has yet to leave will find encouragement and support in the voices of these women who broke free. Domestic violence doesn't just happen "out there" somewhere. It happens in our town, in our neighborhood, on our street. It happens to women we see at the supermarket, the movie theater, the ballet, and the PTA board meeting. It happens to our friends and our co-workers. It happens to our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, and ourselves.
6/10/00

(US) (UK) (DE)
Healing the Hurt Within: How to Relieve the Suffering Behind Self-Destructive Behaviour by Jan Sutton (Author's Web Page)
The publisher, Trans-Atlantic Publications, September 22, 1999
     This book reveals the truth about why people self-injure, misuse food and abuse alcohol. Many sufferers' voices are included. Their courage and words will offer comfort, hope and relief to others. The important discoveries made by the author will also give those who have contact with sufferers a deeper understanding of self-destructive behavior and what helps to relieve the emotional suffering.
Synopsis - Amazon.co.uk 
     The author has researched into some people's need to self-injure, misuse food or abuse alcohol. In this book teenagers and adults reveal their stories of childhood sexual abuse, deprivation, rape and other life traumas. They provide the reader with valuable insights into what helps relieve the associated emotional suffering. Their words aim to bring comfort to fellow sufferers, as well as encourage them to reach out and seek help. The book also aims to give a deeper understanding to those in personal or professional contact with sufferers.
A reader from London , 1 June, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
'Excellent, insightful, readable- and British'
     It took me a while to find this excellent book on self-injury, because Amazon online have not given it a subject link as they have the other books on self-mutilation. Very similar to Tracy Alderman's excellent self help book for people who hurt themselves, the exercises in Jan Sutton's book are less threatening and easier to complete, and she relates self-injury to other self destructive behaviours. Many people struggle with more than one self destructive coping mechanism, alternating between ED behaviour and cutting, for instance, which makes Sutton's views especially interesting. Great to have a British list of contacts and resources, and wonderful to have a book that informs and doesn't condescend.
5/28/00 Children and Traumatic Stress: Understanding and Treating Ptsd in Children by William Yule
5/21/00


Amazon US UK

Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional & Sexual Trauma
Dr. Vernon Wiehe, PhD
From Book News, Inc. , September 1, 1990
Writing for parents and therapists, Wiehe (social work, U. of Kentucky) addresses the social problem of the abuse of one sibling by another. He presents testimony from victims, identifies criteria for evaluating sibling interactions, and provides guidelines for preventing abusive or potentially abusive behaviors. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
4/29/00


Amazon US

Twisted Roots of Evil - Susan Kesegich
Holli Marshall - Chairperson for the "Mint Green Ribbon for the Awareness of Abuse" drive.

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I wanted you to know that I received your book late on Friday. I read it over the weekend. It was a real page turner and I honestly found it hard to put down. Although all of us (survivors) have a slightly different "angle" to contend with, so much of what you shared I could relate to! I have even adopted the song 'I can see clearly now...' I also found your poetry very appropriate for the text of the book"

4/27/00

Amazon US UK


Skin Game - Caroline Kettlewell
Amazon.com

A number of recent books by journalists and therapists have probed the social and psychological forces behind the alarming practice of self-mutilation; this unflinching memoir tells readers what it feels like. Caroline Kettlewell made her first attempt at age 12 with a Swiss Army knife, too dull to perform satisfactorily, but she quickly graduated to razor blades. "There was a very fine, an elegant pain," she writes of her initiation. "In the razor's wake, the skin melted away ... then the blood welled up ... the chaos in my head spun itself into a silk of silence."... --Wendy Smith
4/21/00


Amazon US UK

The Sexual Healing Journey - Wendy Maltz
Synopsis
Examines the harmful effects of sexual abuse on sexual development and behavior and offers its adult victims a program to rebuild their sexual identity and help them enjoy healthy sexual relationships.
4/9/00


Amazon US UK

A Safe Place: Beyond Sexual Abuse - by Jan Morrison
Synopsis
In this book, you'll discover what real love is, and learn how to develop lasting friendships and partnerships. As you gain the courage and trust to take off your armor of self-protection, you'll experience a new, healthy view of love and sex.
3/26/00

Women Living With
Self-Injury
Jane W. Hyman PhD
Amazon US UK

Women Living With Self-Injury Jane W. Hyman PhD
William Kadish, Medical Director of the Psychiatry and Addictions Service, Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, MA
"Hyman describes the complexities and paradoxes of self-injury with remarkable fidelity to the lived experiences of those she interviewed. ."
Book Description

They cut their arms and legs with knives and razors; scratch at their skin; burn, bruise, or stick themselves with cigarettes, hammers, pins, and other objects; bang their heads and limbs; and break their own bones.
About the Author

Jane Hyman, Ph.D., a researcher and writer on women's health, contributed to both Ourselves, Growing Older and The New Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Sasian's SI Page
3/18/00

Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting by James R. Kincaid
Want your eyes opened? Read this book. I must warn you though, after flipping through channels a few hours following the introduction of this book, you may want to get rid of your television. Kincaid really ticked me off initially in his intro, but by the end of it I was mesmerized clear through to the end of the book. The thought that we have and still do sexualize children in our country (and world) really sucks at first, but then you realize its true and it almost makes you sick to your stomach. (Amazon.com customer review)
3/12/00

The Laid Daughter: A True Story by Helen Bonner
The Healing Woman Oct. l996 by Aubrieta V. Hope
In the pages of Helen Bonner's compelling story, I glimpsed a child, a very bright child who survived devastating abuse. Creative and daring, the child speaks in dreams and journal entries. Because the author writes from an adult perspective, the child remains in the shadows, around the corner, between the lines. But she no longer searches a dark house. For Helen Bonner has lifted years of confusion surrounding the humiliating sexual abuse and terrifying physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and mother. She tells about recovering and healing traumatic childhood memories, yet hers is not simply a book about incest. Only a few paragraphs scattered throughout the book directly recount sexually abusive events. The Laid Daughter is an uncompromisingly honest story about overcoming, achieving, and growing. "Like a detective, I went through a cardboard box of tattered, handwritten journals, kept for years, looking for connections." A good book.
3/11/00

No Visible Wounds: Identifying Nonphysical Abuse of Women by Their Men by Mary Miller, PhD
Midwest Book Review
There have been plenty of titles written about physical spousal abuse: now appreciate an unusual focus on the emotional battery of women by men. Outlines of psychological, social and economic battery used in manipulation processes make for thought-provoking chapters on recognizing and acknowledging more subtle patterns of abuse.
3/9/00

Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation
by Susan Forward & Craig Buck

Germany - Amazon.de
United Kingdom - Amazon.co.uk

United States - Amazon.com

3/1/00

Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book for Spouses and Partners of Adults Abused As Children
Eliana Gil
Synopsis - Amazon.com
For a person who has been a victim of child abuse of any nature, forming and maintaining adult relationships can be difficult, if not impossible. Past hurts and long-term damage can sabotage the most precious of relationships. Now Dr. Gil offers hope and help to those who care about an adult survivor of childhood abuse.

Germany - Amazon.de
United Kingdom - Amazon.co.uk

United States - Amazon.com

2/25/00


(US)
(UK) (DE)

Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Correction
by Gail D. Ryan, Sandy Lane & Alan Rinzler (Editors)
From Book News, Inc. , February 1, 1992
     A wide range of approaches to the very specific topic of the sexual abuse of children by teenagers, provides general information, rather than designs for specific programs, to help professionals deal with the problem in its own right, and as a clue to how such behavior begins. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Synopsis - Amazon.com

     There is a continuing high incidence of juvenile sexual offenders. This essential resource is a revised version of the book that set the standard for the understanding and treatment of young people who commit such sexual offenses. The authors explore the complex issues that surround juvenile sexual offending.
12/20/99

(US) (UK) (DE)
Healing the Hurt Within: How to Relieve the Suffering Behind Self-Destructive Behaviour by Jan Sutton (Author's Web Page)
The publisher, Trans-Atlantic Publications, September 22, 1999
     This book reveals the truth about why people self-injure, misuse food and abuse alcohol. Many sufferers' voices are included. Their courage and words will offer comfort, hope and relief to others. The important discoveries made by the author will also give those who have contact with sufferers a deeper understanding of self-destructive behavior and what helps to relieve the emotional suffering.
Synopsis - Amazon.co.uk 
     The author has researched into some people's need to self-injure, misuse food or abuse alcohol. In this book teenagers and adults reveal their stories of childhood sexual abuse, deprivation, rape and other life traumas. They provide the reader with valuable insights into what helps relieve the associated emotional suffering. Their words aim to bring comfort to fellow sufferers, as well as encourage them to reach out and seek help. The book also aims to give a deeper understanding to those in personal or professional contact with sufferers.
A reader from London , 1 June, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
'Excellent, insightful, readable- and British'
     It took me a while to find this excellent book on self-injury, because Amazon online have not given it a subject link as they have the other books on self-mutilation. Very similar to Tracy Alderman's excellent self help book for people who hurt themselves, the exercises in Jan Sutton's book are less threatening and easier to complete, and she relates self-injury to other self destructive behaviours. Many people struggle with more than one self destructive coping mechanism, alternating between ED behaviour and cutting, for instance, which makes Sutton's views especially interesting. Great to have a British list of contacts and resources, and wonderful to have a book that informs and doesn't condescend.
11/25/99

Snapshots - by Kimbra Martin
     The Pacific Northwest has delivered up a new and gifted voice. In Snapshots, Kimbra Martin delivers an intelligent, articulate view of a troubled childhood.
     Unflinchingly honest, Martin tells the tale with compassion and balance, in words that are at once hauntingly poetic and beautifully spare.

Snapshots Home       Excerpt           

10/29/99

Domestic Violence in America by V. Michael McKenzie

10/04/99 Sibling Rivalry : Relational Problems Involving Brothers and Sisters
Elizabeth Russel Connelly
9/10/99 Female Adolescent Sexual Abusers
by Marcia T. Turner
9/3/99 Sibling Rivalry:Relational Problems Involving Brothers and Sisters
by Carol C. Nadelson
8/19/99 Traumatic Stress : The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
8/16/99 Cutting the Pain Away: Understanding Self-Mutilation (Young Adult)., by Ann Holmes, Carol C. Nadelson, M.D., (Editor), Claire E. Reinburg (Editor)
7/5/99 Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse
Jennifer J. Freyd
5/13/99 Brave Bart - A Story For Grieving & Traumatized Children
Caroline Sheppard
4/22/99
Dissociation in Children and Adolescents : A Developmental Approach
Frank W. Putnam
4/16/99 The Juvenile Sex Offender - by Howard E. Barbaree (Editor), William L. Marshall (Editor), Stephen M. Hudson (Editor)
4/2/99 A Safe Place - by Maxine Trottier, Judith Friedman (Illustrator) (ages 4-8)
3/19/99 Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book of Hope and Understanding by Dusty Miller
2/12/99 Bridging Worlds: Understanding and Facilitating Adolescent Recovery from the Trauma of Abuse by Joycee Kennedy & Carol J. McCarthy
2/6/99 The Storm's Crossing - by Reanne S. Singer (Ages 9-12)
12/11/98 O-Becoming One, Transformation Beyond Survival  - by Lisa Raphael
11//23/98 Silently Seduced : When Parents Make Their Children Partners : Understanding Covert Incest - by Kenneth M. Adams
11/16/98 Secret Survivors : Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women - by E. Sue Blume
11/6/98 I Can't Get over It : A Handbook for Trauma Survivors - Aphrodite Matsakis
9/25/98 A Bright Red Scream: Self Mutilation & The Language of Pain - Marilee Strong
9/18/98 When She Hollers - by Cynthia Voigt
9/4/98 Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child
by Laura Davis
8/21/98 Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America
by Philip Jenkins
8/7/98

Trauma & Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D. [Excerpt]
From Book News, Inc. , October 1, 1992
Herman (psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) draws on her own research on domestic violence, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors like rape and public traumas such as terrorism. At the heart of the book is a unique approach to recovery that demands that the therapist depart from a stance of moral neutrality, working slowly toward integration rather than catharsis.
Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
7/24/98

 

 

Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma by Vernon R. Wiehe, PhD
From Book News, Inc. , September 1, 1990
Writing for parents and therapists, Wiehe (social work, U. of Kentucky) addresses the social problem of the abuse of one sibling by another. He presents testimony from victims, identifies criteria for evaluating sibling interactions, and provides guidelines for preventing abusive or potentially abusive behaviors. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
7/10/98

 

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse  [Review]
by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
6/26/98 Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew & Ellen Bass
6/12/98 Cuckoo: Comics for Sexual Abuse Survivors - Madison Clell and Kim Hecht
5/29/98 Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book for Spouses and Partners of Adults Abused As Children - Eliana Gil
5/15/98 The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence  (US)  (UK)  (DE)
Tracy Alderman, Ph.D.
5/1/98 Outgrowing the Pain: A Book For and About Adults Abused As Children - Eliana Gil
4/17/98

Perilous Rivalry: When Siblings Become Abusive
Vernon R. Wiehe, PhD & Teresa Herring