Every year more than half a million young people are sexually abused or assaulted in North America alone. This groundbreaking book brings readers face-to-face with ten adult and teen survivors who speak with candor and courage about the abuse they experienced, how they have healed, and how they are moving forward with their lives.
White, black, Latino, and Native American, these everyday heroes come from a wide range of communities and have found different ways to cope with and overcome sexual trauma. Through moving personal stories and striking photographs they take readers into their lives, offering insight and hope for anyone--male or female--affected by this all-too-common childhood experience.
In the comprehensive resource section, readers of this softcover edition will find an updated guide to worldwide help organizations, as well as the best books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience.
|Publisher:||Sky Pilot Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
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Strong at the HeartHow It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
By Lehman, Carolyn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)Copyright © 2005 Lehman, Carolyn
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"This powerful book is filled with the distinct, diverse voices of people who experienced rape, molestation, and incest when they were young. With remarkable honesty they tell how they stopped feeling victimized and reclaimed their lives - the choices they made, the people they turned to, the inner strength they discovered." - Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal
From the Survivors
"Other teenagers can see that I'm a kid just like them, from an everyday town like theirs. That's when people realize that sexual abuse isn't just a story in a book or a scene in a movie. It's something that happens every single day to people like them." - Jonathan, age 17
"This book is like a Healing Circle that anyone can join." - Sheena, age 16
"For me, activism is an important part of my healing process. I'm taking something that hurt me and isolated me in high school and transforming it . . . I'm using that anger I have about what happened to me when I was fifteen . . . I'm using it as a catalyst to try and change the world." - Aaron, a member of SAFE on the Smith College campus, age 19
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