From Library Journal
Bass and Davis, coauthors of The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse ( LJ 5/15/88), offer a compact, easy-to-read, self-help guide for the sexually abused. The authors attempt to condense and simplify the information in their previous work to make it more accessible to younger readers, new adult readers, and those who need information to facilitate recovery. Emphasizing that healing is possible, the authors identify the stages of healing, including denial, remembering, talking about the abuse, anger, spirituality, forgiveness, and moving on to a healthier life. Case histories are presented throughout, along with simple, common-sense advice on how to handle each phase of recovery. With the current focus on sexual abuse and the popularity of the author's previous work, this title will probably be in demand. Also of interest is Carol Poston and Karen C. Lison's Reclaiming Our Lives: Hope for Adult Survivors of Incest ( LJ 3/1/89).
- Linda S. Greene, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
A pioneer in the field of healing from child sexual abuse, Ellen Bass currently teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University in Oregon. Her poetry books include Mules of Love and The Human Line.
Laura Davis is the author of The Courage to Heal Workbook, Allies in Healing, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, and I Thought We'd Never Speak Again. She teaches writing and lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California.
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