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Online Publications

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Booklet: Sexual Abuse – What happens when you tell

Booklet: When teenage boys have been sexually abused

Booklet: When Your partner Was Sexually Abused as a Child

Booklet: When Boys Have Been Sexually Abused

Booklet: When Males have been Sexually Abused as Children

Booklet: Sexual abuse Counselling – A Guide for Parents and Children

Booklet: Sibling Sexual Abuse

2013 Information for Parents who’s Teenager has experienced a Rape or Sexualized Assault

 

 Print Publications

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Abuse. By: Mike Lew

The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:

  • Identify and validate their childhood experiences
  • Explore strategies of survival and healing
  • Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
  • Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
  • Make choices that aren’t determined by abuse

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. By: Babette Rothschild.

Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognizing survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace; mobilizing your body, and helping others.

 

Males At Risk: The Other Side of Child Sexual Abuse. By: Frank G. Bolton Jr., Larry A Morris and Ann E. MacEachron.

This volume is the first book in the field devoted to the abuse of boys. The authors focus on the male’s socialization and victimization and the results of various forms of sexual abuse of male children. Although they do not claim that male children are at equal risk to female children, they do point out that male stereotyping can have specific, long-term consequences for the male victim. Breaking new ground by presenting a broader view of male sexual victimization, they introduce a new concept, the abuse of sexuality, to help explain many of the social and sexual problems exhibited by males. Finally, an explicit model for formulating a treatment plan which utilizes a systematic multi-remedial evaluation for both adult males and male children.

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Abuse-Free Future. By: Beverly Engel.

 

If you were emotionally, physically, or sexually abused as a child or adolescent, or if you experienced neglect or abandonment, it isn’t a question of whether you will continue the cycle of abuse but rather a question of how–whether you will become an abuser or continue to be a victim. In this breakthrough book, Beverly Engel, a leading expert on emotional and sexual abuse, explains how to stop the cycle of abuse once and for all. Her step-by-step program provides the necessary skills for gaining control over emotions, changing negative attitudes, learning healthy ways of communicating, healing the damage from prior abuse, and seeking out support.

 

Treating the Young Male Victim of Sexual Assault. By: Eugene Porter

 

 

The Sexual healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. By: Wendy Maltz

Originally published two decades ago, The Sexual Healing Journey is a highly respected resource for understanding and healing the intimate sexual problems caused by sex abuse. In this third edition, renowned author, psychotherapist, and certified sex therapist, Wendy Maltz, keeps this classic recovery book fresh with a new preface, revised materials, and an updated, expanded resource section. Compassionate and enduring, this guide presents a comprehensive program for healing that combines expert clinical advice with innovative exercises, steadfast techniques, and deeply moving stories of individuals who have overcome the challenges of sexual abuse to reclaim sex as safe, loving and enjoyable.

 

The Courage to Heal Workbook” For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. By: Laura Davis.

 

This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features:

  • Contemporary research on trauma and the brain
  • An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices
  • Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences
  • The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years
  • The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field
  • Insights from the authors’ decades of experience

The Myth of Male Power: Why Men are The Disposable Sex. By: Warren Farrell

 

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love was Sexually Abused As A Child. By: Laura Davis

 

Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners—girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers.

 

Male Rape, Breaking The Silence On The Last Taboo. By: Richie J. McMullen.

 

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse. By: Mic Hunter.

 

A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting revovery. With personal case histories of victims and their families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.

 

Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self. By: James Cassese.

 

Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma discusses practical ways to help the survivor heal, including:

  • adopting eye movement desensitization and reprocessing techniques to treat traumatized gay men
  • helping gay men to break the old arousal patterns associated with their abusers
  • handling survivors’formidable issues of trust, addictions, depression, and low self-esteem
  • leading survivor groups of mixed sexual orientation
  • discerning the special meaning of HIV to traumatized gay men
  • respecting cross-cultural differences in treating the gay male sexual trauma survivor