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Sexual Abuse: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • Laurie Tells by Linda Lowery, John Eric Karpinski (illustrator) Carolrhoda Books, 1994
  • My Body Is Private by Linda Walvoord Girard, Rodney Pate (illustrator) A. Whitman, 1992
  • Squeakers by Stephen Cosgrove Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Book to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by Sandy Kleven Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1998
  • Your Body Belongs To You by Cornelia Spelman Teri Weidner (illustrator) Albert Whitman, 1997

Ages 8 to 12

  • Be Aware of Danger by Bill Gutman Twenty-First Century Books, 1996
  • Child Survival Skills: How to Detect and Avoid Dangerous People by Jerry Hyde and Terra Hulse, Bentle Books, 2004
  • Your Own Safety by Peggy Pancella Heinemann Library, 2005

Ages 10 to 14

  • I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson Econo Clad Books, 1999
  • Staying Safe At School by Donna Chaiet Rosen Pub. Group, 1995
  • When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt Scholastic, 1994

Young Adult

  • How Long Does It Hurt? A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families by Cynthia Mather Jossey-Bass, 2004 (revised ed)
  • Street Smart: a Teenager's Guide to Being Sussed and Safe by Kerry Parnell Piccadilly, 2002
  • Strong At Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse by Carolyn Lehman Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005

Books for Adults

  • Invisible Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse by Patti Feuereisen with Caroline Pincus Seal Press, 2005
  • Overcoming Sexual Terrorism: 40 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Predators by Jake Goldenflame Philadelphia, Xlibris, 2004
  • Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators by Leigh Baker PhD St. Martin's, 2002
  • What If: Teaching Children What to Do In Difficult or Dangerous Situations by Sally Mumford Vermilion, 2000
  • When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Potter San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2004

Other Resources

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families Information
300 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
800-394-3366
703-385-7565
Web site: http://www.childwelfare.gov
Information and materials.


Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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