"The workbook format makes The Me Nobody Knows an excellent resource for clinicians to use with adolescents who need to work on traumatic sequelae of sexual abuse. Highly recommAnded." (Suzanne Sgroi, M.D., author of Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse)
From the Inside Flap
When teenagers are victims of sexual abuse, the 'normal' problems of adolescence are exacerbated. These teenagers have trouble distinguishing what is typical concern from what is the result of sexual abuse.Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett validate the conflicting emotions aroused by sexual abuse and offer these adolescents simple, concrete advice about reporting the abuse and how to seek counseling.The Me Nobody Knows is unique in that it is a book for teenagers in therapy that have been victims of sexual abuse, as well as for therapists treating these teenagers. Through written, visual, and relaxation exercises, the book shows survivors how to begin to cope.