Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse: Practical Self-help for Adults who Were Sexually Abused as Children

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 296 pages
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Understanding the past-and breaking free from it-is the key to surviving childhood sexual abuse. This book can help ease the journey, with discussions of the damage caused by abuse; anxiety, fears, and nightmares; depression and low self-esteem; eating disorders and negative body image; feelings toward the abuser, and how to overcome problems and work toward prevention.
 

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Contents

Sexual Abuse Changes Lives
1
Survivors Speak Out
8
The Damage Caused by Sexual Abuse
29
It Must Have Been My Fault
40
Why Didnt l Tell?
49
Silenent Ways of Telling
63
What Happened When l Did Tell
75
Tackling the Problems
87
Feelings Toward Others
176
Mothers
200
Abusers
217
Breaking Free
241
Working toward Prevention
257
The Journey Continues
273
Resources
281
Further Reading
284

Anxiety Fears and Nightmares
98
Depression and Low SelfEsteem
116
Eating Problems and Body lmage
131
Sex and Sexuality
149
About the Authors
287
Index
288
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Carolyn Ainscough is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated herself to helping survivors of sexual abuse through support groups and one-on-one counseling. Kay Toon is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated herself to helping survivors of sexual abuse through support groups and one-on-one counseling.

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