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Annabelle's Secret: A Story about Sexual Abuse
     

Annabelle's Secret: A Story about Sexual Abuse

by Amy Barth
 
Annabelle has a secret. When she was seven years old, she was approached by a neighborhood boy and invited into a "secret club". Unfortunately, this club was just a ruse for thirteen-year-old Joel to groom Annabelle for abuse. A few years later, when Annabelle turns eleven, she finds some bad feelings have returned for her.

Experts Acclaim for Annabelle's

Overview

Annabelle has a secret. When she was seven years old, she was approached by a neighborhood boy and invited into a "secret club". Unfortunately, this club was just a ruse for thirteen-year-old Joel to groom Annabelle for abuse. A few years later, when Annabelle turns eleven, she finds some bad feelings have returned for her.

Experts Acclaim for Annabelle's Secret

"Amy Barth's Annabelle could be just the 'friend' a sexually abused child needs, and it models just what parents should to do if their child shares about sexual abuse. A great little resource for children, parents, schools, therapists, treatment agencies, and prevention programs."
--Karen R. Nash, LCSW

"Annabelle's Secret is a well-written and beautifully illustrated book for children that tells the difficult tale of Annabelle, what happened to her, and what she did to stop the sexual abuse that she was experiencing. The book is written in a straightforward yet compelling manner that exposes the excruciating situation that far too many children experience. This book is a welcome and needed addition to the tools that we have for children and families and service providers for dealing openly about child sexual abuse."
--Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc

"Annabelle's Secret supports important issues regarding sexual abuse that may arise in a young girl's life. Written like a comforting letter from a survivor, the young reader will become aware of the importance and safety to report any encounters. The book is simply written and in understandable terms for any 6 to 9-year old. The information is concise, yet heartening and loving. Annabelle's Secret should be read with a parent present to encourage dialog about this significant subject."
--Irene Watson, author of The Sitting Swing: Finding Wisdom to Know the Difference

"Annabelle relates a story that reconfirms what I have observed over many years. Abused children, male or female, universally believe that it is their fault. Their self-image is mangled; they need to tell the truth; and they must get help from someone who knows how to treat such an injury to the soul."
--Fr. Heyward B. Ewart, III, PhD, Author of Am I Bad? Recovering From Abuse

To learn more, please visit www.AmyJBarth.com From Loving Healing press www.LovingHealing.com

Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Sexual Abuse

Editorial Reviews

Wayne S. Walker
The subject of this book is certainly not a pleasant thing to read or talk about, but it is definitely one that needs to be discussed. There are news reports all the time about young children who are abused by neighbors, teachers, and even relatives, and what we hear is probably only the tip of the iceberg. Author Amy Barth, who has an extensive background in social work, deals with her material in a delicate and age-appropriate way.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012793089
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
Growing With Love , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Barth is a thriver. Her background is in social work and she founded the nonprofit Safe Girls Strong Girls in 2005. SGSG is committed to breaking the silence of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and giving girls their voices back. One project of SGSG is Camp CADI, a one-of-a-kind camp where girls can heal and just be girls again.

Amy is the author of several books including "101 Tips For Survivors of Sexual
Abuse: A Pocket Book of Wisdom" and "Will the Courageous: A Story about Sexual Abuse". Amy lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and has three college-age daughters.

Amy’s website is www.AmyJBarth.com

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