The Right to Innocence

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"A practical and powerful must-read book for all who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, their family members and loved ones, and for all mental health professionals."
Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
Author of MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR PARENTS
As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book ...
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Overview

"A practical and powerful must-read book for all who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, their family members and loved ones, and for all mental health professionals."
Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
Author of MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR PARENTS
As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.

A wise and practical book on recovery-critical for the one in three women and one in seven men who were sexually abused as children.

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YA-- Two books, intended for victims of childhood sexual abuse, with different approaches. Step on a Crack is written in first person and tells a narrative horror story that is interspersed with sections of letters to the abused offering advice and counsel. The Right to Innocence is more in the style of a self-help manual. It includes a chapter for the mates and loved ones of survivors. Camille's book is more thorough and specific, while Engel's book is good as a general overview of the subject. Both books conclude with a resource/bibliography section that provides a good beginning for more information and help.-- Carolyn Henebry, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804105859
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 346,323
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    A great book for those who are looking to heal.

    This book was an oasis in the desert for me. I gained a lot of insight into myself and my life. I gave 4 copies to our local correctional institute's library so that perpetrators of sexual abuse can read it to see the lasting damage they do to children and to help heal those who have been abused.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2004

    My life has changed since reading this book.

    For 49 years I suffered in silence from the trauma of sexual abuse in my childhood by a family member. After reading 'Right to Innocence', I am finally beginning to heal. This is a book I buy in quantity to pass out to my fellow survivors, and would recommend to anyone whose life has been damaged by sexual abuse in childhood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    WONDERFUL UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING

    I have read numerous books on this subject since I am married to a survivor. He thought this book was extremely helpful to him and I gained a lot of insight reading the book after he did and taking note of his markings in the book. I higly recommend this book to survivors as well as partners

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2002

    The Best!

    I bought 50 copies of this book for my family to educate them on the subject of childhood sexual abuse. As an Aunt trying to protect my nieces, I read every book on the market on this subject. This one was the best! It not only answers all the 'myths' that people hold on the subject, but teaches victims very powerful lessons to becoming survivors. It's also a must read for anyone who wants to finally get their head out of the sand and learn about how to protect all the children. Every child is worth protecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2002

    Great Book!

    This is a one of the best books I have read on the subject of child sexual abuse. It is written in lay terms and very easy to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2000

    An Incredibly helpful book

    This is a must read for anyone who is dealing with a past filled with sexual abuse. It was full of insight that has helped me to understand many things far better

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