Books

(Below is a list of suggested reading from our staff)

Adult Sexual Assault

  • “Recovering from Rape” – Linda E Ledray
  • “It Happened to Me” – Lee Carter (for teens)

Childhood Sexual Abuse/Incest

  • “Beginning to Heal” – Ellen Brass & Laura Davis
  • “Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse” – Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
  • “The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse” – Laura Davis
  • “Healing the Trauma of Abuse” – Mary Ellen Copeland & Maxine Harris
  • “Cutting” – Steven Leven Kron
  • “Female Sexual Abuse of Children” – Michelle Elliott

Women Abuse

  • “The Relationship Workbook” – Kerry Moles, Wellness Reproduction and Publishing
  • “Getting Free: A handbook for Women in Abusive Relations” – Ginny NiCarthy
  • “Why Does He Do That?” – Lundy Bancroft
  • “Ditch the Jerk” – Pamela Jane
  • “You Can Be Free” – Ginny NiCarthy

Dating Violence

  • “How to Spot a Dangerous Man” – Sandra Brown
  • “Before He Takes You Out” – Scott Lindquist
  • “I Never Called It Rape” – Robin Warshaw
  • “In Love and In Danger” – Barrie Levys

Bullying

  • “The Bully, The Bullied, Bystander” – Barbara Colerose
  • “Bullying: A Guide for Parents and Teachers” – Karen Sullivan
  • “Bullying: Deal with it Before Push Comes to Shove” – Elaine Slavens
  • “Bullying: Identify, Cope, Prevent” – World Teachers Press

Trauma

  • “The PTSD Workbook” – Mary Beth Williams & Soili Poijula
  • “First Stage Trauma Treatment” – Lori Haskell
  • “Beyond Anxiety Phobia” – Edmund J. Bourne
  • “I Can’t Get Over It” – Aphrodite Matsakis

Parent Support

  • “When Dad Hurts Mom” – Lundy Bancroft
  • “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” – Mary Pipher
  • “Living Alongside a Child’s Recovery” – Billy Pughe & Terry Philpot
  • “Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse” – Caren Adams
  • “When you Child has been Molested” – Kathryn Brohl

Women Abuse Groups

  • “Journey Beyond Abuse” – Kay Laurel Fischer & Michael F. McGrane
  • “Groups: Process & Practice” – Corey & Carey

Boundaries

  • “Loving your Partner without Losing Yourself” – Martha Baldin Beveridge
  • “Better Boundaries” – Jan Black, Greg Enns

Teens

  • “Deal with It” – Esther Drill, Heather McDonald & Rebecca Odes
  • “Respect” – Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym
  • “Girlology: A Girls Guide to Stuff that Matters” – Melissa Holmes & Trish Hutchinson
  • “Safe Teen: Powerful Alternatives to Violence” – Anita Roberts

Criminal Harassment

  • “Surviving Stalking” – Michelle Pathé

Emotional Abuse

  • “Dragon Slipper” – Rosalin Penfold
  • “The Emotionally Abused Women” – Beverly Engel

Verbal Abuse

  • “The Verbally Abusive Relationship” – Patricia Evans
  • “Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out” – Patricia Evans

Partner Support

  • “What About Me” – Grant Cameron
  • “Allies In Healing” – Laura Davis

Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

  • “Victims No Longer” – Mike Lew
  • “Opening the Door: A Treatment Model for Therapy with Male Survivors” – Adrienne Crowder
  • “Speaking Our Truth: Voices of Courage and Healing of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse” – Neal King
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