Books for Adult Women Survivors

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.

Secret Survivors : Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women - by E. Sue Blume
SECRET SURVIVORS is the first book to expand the definition of incest to include any adult abuser and to focus on what incest does to survivors. E. Sue Blume shows how incest is often at the root of such problems as depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Using this information and the author's guidance, survivors can identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin again on a new path toward a rich and empowered life. ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS, M.D.

Crossing the Boundary: Black Women Survive Incest - by Melba Wilson
Touted as the "first book about black women and incest to be published in the United States," Wilson's treatise was inspired by her own heretofore unresolved incest experience. Noting the lack of literature devoted to this particular subject and the scarcity of support groups among black female survivors, Wilson felt compelled to share both the tragedy and the triumph in her own personal history. Her narrative also explores the mythology about black women's sexuality, repudiates the code of silence common in black society, analyzes the theme of incest in the works of black women authors, and provides an encouraging framework for those struggling to cope with their own feelings of shame, anger, and guilt. A cathartic survival guide for black women. Margaret Flanagan - Copyrightę 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved - From Booklist , March 15, 1994

The Courage to Heal : A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse       [ Review ]
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
A new edition of the classic bestselling guide that has inspired millions of women survivors of child sexual abuse and helped them down the road to recovery. Bass and Davis respond to the critics who suggest "false memory," and they update the Resource Guide as well.

Beginning to Heal : A First Book for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
Based on the groundbreaking bestseller The Courage to Heal, this is a compassionate and easy-to-read guide for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Offering hope, support, and guidance through practical explanations and compelling first-person stories, the authors take readers through the stages of the healing process.

I Never Told Anyone : Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass & Louise Thornton
In this groundbreaking book, women of all ages and circumstances describe their struggles to come to terms with their fear, anger, and pain, and the silence that allowed their abuse as children and teenagers. Written with courage and honesty, these stories are a powerful testament to all survivors of sexual abuse; and offer real hope for change--and healing.

The Courage to Heal Workbook : For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Laura Davis
As a step-by-step guide through the healing process, this workbook will touch a deep nerve and provide the same directional support as its companion bestseller Courage to Heal. The workbook is a combination of checklists, open-ended questions, writing exercises, art projects, and activities.