We have a small collection of secondhand books (1 or 2 of each purchased by SOS) which we are trying to build. Every individual book immerses in the subject of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), each has and continues to inspire and assist, survivors their families and therapists in understanding and highlighting the many negative manifestations of mental and physical health associated with CSA, they can help to aid the recovery of survivors.
We offer these books free to our clients and their families, we will post them to anywhere in Scotland free of charge, however, some Postcodes may incur a small charge we pay up to £3 postage and would ask the recipient to reimburse us the extra cost, we can only offer 1 book per person.
We would ask if possible when you are finished with the book to send it back to SOS (contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the postal address) if you wish to purchase any of these books yourself we buy them at AbeBooks.co.uk
“I began to gain control in my life. I found more helpful coping mechanisms, I began to accept myself. Over time, these new coping mechanisms became part of who I was. I was able to live my life, with my experiences, and take control of them. They no longer had power over me. I was coping, I was recovering” – Jim Campbell
- How to understand the impact of childhood abuse on your adult life
- Clear guidance on using PICT to face your experiences, receive the comfort you needed as a child and self-heal
- Accounts of other victims’ trauma and their processes of therapy and restoration
“Trauma can arise from many different circumstances. Being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event such as a car accident, any form of abuse (such as sexual abuse or male or female domestic violence), being directly involved in a war, diagnosis of a serious illness, bullying or bereavement are all very common causes of trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a complex subject, and this booklet demystifies it. It comprises twelve chapters, each of which is dedicated to one of the twelve principal issues of trauma”
This paper outlines the conclusions drawn from a qualitative research study which involved in-depth interviews with 25 adult males who had been sexually abused during childhood. The full findings have been described in Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse published by Pitman (1995). The book includes many of the men’s first-person accounts of their experiences of abuse.
This book is based on current research and the carefully evolved techniques of 41 therapists who have developed expertise in working with sexually abused males.
Victims No Longer – Mike Lew
- Identify and validate their childhood experiences
- Explore strategies of survival and healing
- Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
- Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
- Make choices that aren’t determined by abuse
Breaking Through – Cathy Ann Matthews
“Cathy Ann Matthews” is a real person. The book reveals the frightening and painful experience of coming to terms with childhood abuse. In her middle age, terrifying memories of physical and emotional abuse begin to break through into her conciousness
Narrative Approaches To Working With Adult Male Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse – Kim Etherington
Presents first-hand account from two male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and from the counsellor who worked with them. The two brothers suffered severe sexual abuse from their father and were each unaware of the other’s ordeal.
The author describes the counsellor’s perspective and draws out the implications for counselling practice. She discusses the client-counsellor relationship, the techniques and approaches she used and links with her other work.