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Can't Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
     

Can't Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

by Donna Rafanello
 

This groundbreaking study of lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse addresses the endemic feelings of horrible isolation and shame experienced by survivors through the words of 60 women who shared with Rafanello their inspiring stories of recovery. In addition, Rafanello includes up-to-date research and information on post—traumatic stress disorder and

Overview

This groundbreaking study of lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse addresses the endemic feelings of horrible isolation and shame experienced by survivors through the words of 60 women who shared with Rafanello their inspiring stories of recovery. In addition, Rafanello includes up-to-date research and information on post—traumatic stress disorder and healing therapies; hard-to-find specific resources for lesbian survivors and those who help them; and detailed appendixes and resource guides. A systematic guide to recovery, from the earliest stages of remembering to overcoming the coping and defense mechanisms children adapt to survive.

Donna Rafanello has worked extensively in social services. She been a contributing editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a consulting editor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555837761
Publisher:
Alyson Books
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Donna Rafanello, herself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, has worked extensively in women's centers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis programs, and abuse prevention programs. She has written for Chicago Parent and Chicago Baby magazines and has been a contributing editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a consulting editor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She is currently a child and Family counselor at a child-care center for homeless children in Long Beach, Calif.

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