Helping your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse

Helping your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse

Book - 1992
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The sexual abuse of a child creates a devastating family crisis. Parents want to know what to do and say to help their child, both immediately and in the long term. Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuseoffers practical guidance for parents who courageously face the days and months after a child's abuse. Written in a positive, reassuring, jargon-free style, it discusses each stage of a child's recover. Information for the parents appears on the left-hand pages; sample conversations and activities for parent and child together are on the right-hand pages. The book presents the collective wisdom of numerous parents who have been through this experience and have learned how to hep their children feel stronger, safer, braver, more lovable, worthwhile, and competent.Topics covered include: what to do when abuse is first disclosed; helping a child cope with the legal system; responsing to the reactions of friends and loved ones; children's reactions to abuse; how parents and children grieve differently; rebuilding a child's self-esteem; delaing with confusion about sexuality; helping a child feel safe and in control; typical problems at different ages; recognizing when a child is getting better.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1992.
ISBN: 9780802073846
0802073840
Branch Call Number: 362.76 Ada
Characteristics: 159 p. : illus., b&w.
Additional Contributors: Fay, Jennifer 1949-

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