This book focuses on what incest does to survivors. It shows how incest is often the root of depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Readers will be able to identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin on a new path toward a rich and empowered life.
People who were sexually abused as children find help and healing in this book from a respected clinical psychologist. This warm and personal, beginning guide gives you answers to child sexual abuse questions, stories of male and female victims, insights into sexual abusers, explanations of effects on victims, step-by-step guidance to begin your recovery and resources for additional assistance.
This guide offers a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.
Cheering for the Children is a clarion call to all caring people to become cheerleaders for children exposed to trauma and abuse. The author and former elected San Diego city attorney and a leading domestic violence professional, explains why childhood trauma should be the preeminent public health issue in America today and how we can all help change the lives of children for the better.
For Your Own Good explores the serious consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children and is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst. Miller investigates the childhood and personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing.