When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery

Synopsis

This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide for families of children who have been molested. First published in 1988, this new edition includes current research and information on the nature and effects of molestation on boys and girls, as well as proven techniques for therapy, healing, and recovery. Using everyday language, the authors provide information, comfort, and advice on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested. "This book is an excellent discovery for parents, child welfare professionals, trauma team members, mental health professionals providing counseling and therapy, and all of those who would seek to help parents of victims and the child victims of sexual abuse." -Carol A. Brown, retired executive director, Richland County Children's Services, Mansfield, Ohio "Sexual abuse of a child frequently paralyzes families due to their huge sense of violation and betrayal-but [the book has] a remedy that works! Through [its] warmth and knowledge [it] both alleviates guilt and empowers parents to take constructive action by arming them with clear information and strategies that will both support their child and themselves." -Patricia A. O'Gorman, psychologist, clinical director of Berkshire Farm and Services for Youth, and coauthor, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High "Must reading for parents who discover-or fear-that their child has been sexually molested. [The book's] expert advice helps families deal with the problem effectively and heal all affected by it." -Sue Rusche, chairman, president, and CEO, National Families in Action, and coauthor, False Messengers