Resources for Survivors

For immediate help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American, non-profit anti-sexual assault organization, the largest in the United States.  RAINN can help you find local support groups.  rainn.org 


Links from book titles go to Amazon.com.  Disclosure: L.A. Ross is an Amazon Associate, which means that, if you purchase a book after selecting one of these links, L.A. Ross will get a small commission on your purchase. You may purchase these books wherever you wish or check them out of your library.


The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition

by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Beginning to Heal (Revised Edition): A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused As Children

by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse

by Mike Lew

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women

by E. Sue Blume

http://www.bearingthroughit.org/ChecklistJuly2004.pdf

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Author)

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

by Nadine Burke Harris M.D.

The previous two books use research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) done by Drs. Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda:

http://acestudy.org/the-ace-score.html