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Recommended Readings

The Sexual Healing Journey

If you have the money, I also strongly encourage you to buy a copy of one of these books and donate it to a local library or women's organization. (You may be well advised to call first to make sure that you donate a book which they do not already have a copy of.)

Many women can not afford to buy books and live in areas where these types of books are not readily available in their local library. We can stop the silence by giving these words to those who have no voice of their own!

"The Sexual Healing Journey":
A Guide For Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Written by Wendy Maltz in 1991
Publisher: Harper Perennial Publishers in New York
Notes: This book even has two chapters on relationship issues, including safe touching exercises for partners and survivors.

Come Here; A Man Overcomes the Tragic Aftermath of Childhood Sexual Abuse
 by Richard Berendzen, Laura Palmer
Published by Villard Books,1993.
 Hardcover - 301 pages (September 1993
Villard Books;
ISBN: 067941777X;

"Broken Feather":
A Journey to Healing

Written by Suzanne Stutman in 1996 Publisher: Manor House Publications in Philadelphia, PA
Notes: This is a very moving book comprised of one woman's poetry and other creative writings dealing with her own experiences and recovery. While it may serve as an unintentional trigger for some survivors of sexual abuse, others will find it to be extremely uplifting and hopeful as you share Suzanne's journey through healing to inner peace.

"The Right To Innocence"
Healing The Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Written by Beverly Engel in 1989 Publisher: Ivy Books in New York
Notes: Has an appendix for the ones who love survivors as well.

"The Brother/Sister Hurt"
Recognizing the Effects of Sibling Abuse

Written by Vernon R. Wiehe in 1996
Publisher: Safer Society Project
Notes: The title pretty much says it all. This book deals with the effects of sibling abuse.

"Sibling Abuse"
Hidden Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma

Written by Vernon R. Wiehe in 1997
Publisher: Sage Publications
Notes: This book addresses the social problem of the abuse of one sibling by another with the testimony from Survivors of sibling abuse. This book was recommended by a fellow survivor!

"Perilous Rivalry"
When Siblings Become Abusive

Written by Vernon R. Wiehe and Teresa Herring in 1991
Publisher: Lexington Books
Notes: Another book dealing with the often overlooked problems of sibling abuse and the effects that it has. This book was recommended by a fellow survivor!

"Partners in Recovery"
How Mates, Lovers & Other Pro-survivors Can Learn to Support & Cope With Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Written by Beverly Engel in 1993
Publisher: unknown
Notes: This is a great book for partners who have just discovered that their partner is a survivor. It helps them deal with their own issues about being a partner of a survivor as well as gives them some advice on how they can help their partners through this often long and painful process.

"Strong in the Broken Places" : A Theological Reverie on the Ministry of George Everett Ross by Leonard I. Sweet
ASIN: 1884836100
Availability: This title is out of print. Although it is no longer available from the publisher, we'll query our network of used bookstores for you and send an update within one to two weeks.

 More of my favourites

If you are interested in a larger or more varied selection of "Survivor Literature" "click" here: Survivor's Books

Partners And Allies of Sexual Assault Survivors Resources List The following list represents a compilation of resources available for partners and allies of incest, rape, and sexual abuse survivors which lists books, newsletters, Internet Resources, World Wide Web sites, and E-Mail digests


The Right to Innocence

Born to Win
Ghosts in the Bedroom