“A library is a hospital for the mind.” – Anon

This list consists of materials appropriate for survivors, loved ones, and service providers. It is divided into the following resource categories: general, for women, for men, for LGBTQ Survivors, for loved ones, for clinicians, and other resources.

General Resources for Survivors

Adults Molested As Children: A Survivor’s Manual for Women and Men
Evan Bear & Peter Dimock

Beginning To Heal: A First Book For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis, 1993

Breaking The Silence: A Personal Story Of Incest And Recovery
Melody Platt, 1998

The Courage To Heal
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis, 1988

Families In Recovery: Healing The Damage Of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Beverly Engel, 2000

Healing The Incest Wound: Adult Survivors In Therapy
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., 1988

Incest and Sexuality: A Guide To Understanding And Healing
Wendy Maltz & Beverly Holman

Not Child’s Play: An Anthology On Brother-Sister Incest
Risa Shaw, 2001

Outgrowing The Pain: A Book For & About Adults Abused As Children
Eliana Gil, Ph.D., 1988

Overcoming Childhood Trauma
Helen Kennerley, 2000

Reclaiming Our Lives: Hope For Adult Survivors Of Incest
Carol Posten & Karen Lison

The Right To Innocence: Healing The Trauma Of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Beverly Engel, 1991

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
Wendy Maltz, 2001

Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
Liz Hall & Siobhan Lloyd, 1993

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse:Practical Self-Help For Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon, 2000

Resources for Women

Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You
Sue William Silverman, 1999

Day Break – Meditations For Women Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
Maureen Brady, 1991

I Never Told Anyone: Writings By Women Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass & Louise Thornton, 1991

Lady God
Lesa Luders, 1995

The Kiss
Kathryn Harrison, 1998

The Last Secret: Daughters Sexually Abused by Mothers
Bobbie Rosencrans & Euan Bear, 1997

Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love
Marilyn Van Derbur, 2003

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects In Women
Sue Blume, 1990

Resources for Men

Resources for LGBTQ

Colorado Anti-Violence Program http://coavp.org/

Resources for Partners

Allies In Healing: When The Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As A Child
Laura Davis

Ghosts In The Bedroom: A Guide For Partners Of Incest Survivors
Ken Graber, 1991

Survivors and Partners: Healing Relationships Of Sexual Abuse Survivors
Paul A. Hansen, 1991

Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them
Aphrodite Matsakis, 1998

Clinical Resources

Child Abuse Trauma
John N. Briere, 1992

Dissociative Identity Disorder
L. Cohen, J. Berzoff, M. Elin, 1995

Memory and Abuse: Remembering and Healing the Wounds of Trauma
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.& Christine Courtois, 1995

Traumatic Stress
Bessel Valderkolk, 1996

Other Resources

Boundaries: Where You End And I Begin
Anne Katherine, 1993

The Gift of Fear: Survivial Signal That Protect Us From Violence
Gavin de Becker, 1998

Healing the Child Within
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D., 1987

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
Glenn R. Schiraldi, 2000

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
Gavin de becker, 1999

Trauma and Recovery
Judith Herman, M.D., 1997

Your Perfect Right
Robert E. Alberti, Ph.D. and Michael L Emmons, Ph.D., 1982