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Recommended reading

Below is a selection of recommended books for survivors and their supporters.

They should be available to order from Waterstones’ bookshops, online at www.amazon.co.uk and from the DABS: Directory and Book Services (postage and packaging is free). DABS run a specialist book and information service for people who are overcoming childhood abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence, and for anyone else who wishes to understand these issues more clearly.

Tel: 01709 860023
4 New Hill, Conisborough,
Doncaster, DN12 3HA
books@dabsbooks.co.uk
www.dabsbooks.co.uk

Survivors of rape and sexual assault

  • I never called it rape, Robin Warshaw, 1994, ISBN-13: 978-0060925727
  • The rape recovery handbook: Step-by-step help for survivors of sexual assault, Aphrodite Matsakis, 2003, ISBN-13: 978-1572243378
  • Recovering from rape, Linda Ledray, 1994, ISBN-13: 978-0805029284

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse

  • The courage to heal – A guide for women and men survivors of child sexual abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, Vermillion Books: 2002, ISBN-13: 978-0091884208
  • Beginning to heal: A first book for men and women who were sexually abused as children, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, Harper Collins: 2003 (Revised Edition)
  • The courage to heal workbook: For women and men survivors of child sexual abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, Harper Collins: 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0060964375
  • Breaking free workbook: Practical help for survivors of child sexual abuse, Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon, Sheldon Books: 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0859698047

Family, friends and partners

  • Allies in healing: when the person you love was sexually abused as a child, Laura Davis, ISBN-13: 978-0060968830
  • Ghosts in the bedroom: A guide for partners of incest survivors, Ken Graber, ISBN-13: 978-1558741164
  • Strong mothers: a resource for mothers and carers of children who have been sexually assaulted, Anne Peake and Marion Fletcher, ISBN-13: 978-1898924043
  • Partners in healing: A handbook for partners of rape survivors, Teri Platt, ISBN: B000Z6WZT8

Young people

  • In their own words: A sexual abuse workbook for teenage girls
    Lulie Munson & Karen Riskin, 1995, ISBN-13: 978-0878685967
  • Out in the open
    Quaine Bain and Maureen Sanders, 1990, ISBN-13: 978-1853811845
  • The me nobody knows: A guide for teen survivors
    Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-0787939601

Male survivors

  • Out of the shadows: Help for men who have been sexually assaulted, Sarah Stott, ISBN-13: 978-1898924982
  • The courage to heal – A guide for women and men survivors of child sexual abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, Vermillion Books: 2002, ISBN-13: 978-0091884208
  • The courage to heal workbook: For women and men survivors of child sexual abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis,
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