Many of the following books are available from the SCARS Library.
Anyone interested in loaning, please email info@scars.bm.


 

Recommended Reading for Parents & Guardians:

  • Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to
    Know to Keep Kids Safe – by Robin Sax
  • When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent’s Guide to Healing
    And Recovery – by Kathryn B. Hagans and Joyce Case
  • Overcoming Sexual Terrorism: How to Protect Your Children
    from Sexual Predators – by Jake Goldenflame
  • Seducers Among Our Children: A predators maneuvers and tricks from a major crime investigator – by Patrick Crough
  • Silent No More: Victim #1 by Jerry Sandusky – by Aaron Fisher
  • Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse: by Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay
  • Body Safety Education: A Parents guide to protecting kids from sexual abuse – by Jayneen Sanders
  • Listening & Talking to Your Sexually Abused Child: By Dr. Lynn Daugherty

 




Recommended Reading for Children (Parental Involvement):

  • My Body Belongs To Me:  by Jill Starishevsky
    See video : My Body Belongs To Me
    (Recommended for children ages 3-5 years old)
  • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept: by Jayneen (Jay) Sanders
    Visit their website: www.somesecrets.info
      See video: book review
    (Recommended for children ages 3-12 years old)
  • A Very Touching Book – For Little People And For Big People: by Jan Hindman
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • Those are MY Private Parts: by Diane Hansen
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • Don’t Be Scared To Tell: by Kathy Chatterton
    (Recommended for children ages 3-8 years old )
  • My Body Is Private – A Mother-Child Conversation Introduces the Topic
    of Sexual Abuse and Ways to Keep One’s Body Private
    – Juvenille, Child Molesting Prevention, Psychological Aspects
    (Recommended for children ages 3-8 years old)
  • The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent
    Child Sexual Abuse:
    by Sandy Kleven and Jody Bergsma
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • Good Touch Bad Touch: Learning About Proper and Improper Touches: by Teresa Connor and Holly Thrailkill
    (Recommended for children ages 3-10 years old)
  • It’s My Body: by Lory Freeman
    (Recommended for children ages 3-8 years old)
  • Daisy Tells a Secret  – Book and DVD  
    www.daisytellsasecret.com
    Daisy Tells a Secret” shows us in positive and practical ways how parents and educators can talk to children about personal safety.
    (Recommended for children ages 4-8 years old)
  • The Trouble With Secrets:  by Karen Johnsen
    (Recommended for children ages 4- 10 years old) 
  • Some Parts Are NOT For Sharing: by Julie K. Federico
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)

  •  Please TellA child’s story about sexual abuse: Written and Illustrated by Jessie
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up
    )

  • Your Body Belongs To You: Written by Cornelia Spelman
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up) 

  • Fred The Fox Shouts “NO”: Written by Tatiana Y Kasil Mathews
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • I Said No: Written by Zack & Kimberly King
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • No Trespassing – This Is My Body: Written by Pattie Fitzgerald
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • A Secret Safe To Tell: by Naomi Hunter
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • U Touch I Tell: by Chi Hosseinion
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • Do You Have a Secret: by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • When I Was Little Like You: by Jane Porett
    (Recommended for children age 4 years and up)
  • Amazing You: By Gail Cravath Saltz
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • Sex Is A Funny Word:  By Cory Silverberg & Fiona Smyth
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)`
  • Miles Is The Boss Of His Own Body: By Samantha Kurtzman-Counter
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)`
  • Good Pictures Bad Pictures: By Kristen A. Jenson
    (Recommended for children age 5 years and up)
  • NO Means No!: By Janeen Saunders
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • God Made All of Me: By Justin & Lindsey Malcomb
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)

 

 

Recommended Reading for Young Victims of Sexual Abuse:

  • Something Happened and I’m Scared to Tell: A Book for Young
    Victims of Abuse – by Patricia Kehoe
    (Recommended for children ages 3-8 years old)
  • Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse: by Linda Lee Foltz
    (Recommended for children age 7 years and up)
  • Healing Days: A Guide for kids who have experienced trauma: by Susan Farber Straus, Phd.
    (Recommended for children age 5 years and up) 
  • A Terrible Thing Happened: By Margaret M. Holmes
    (Recommended for children age 3 years and up)
  • Finding Sunshine After The Storm: A workbook for children healing from sexual abuse: By Sharon A. McGee
    (Recommended for children age 5 years and up)

Recommended Reading for Teenage Victims of Sexual Abuse:

  • How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families: by Cynthia Mather (Recommended for children age 7 years and up)
  • A Safe Place: A guide for Living Beyond Sexual Abuse – by Jan Morrison     

 


 

Recommended Reading for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse & their Loved Ones

  • If Only I Could Sleep – A Survivors Memoir: by Stephanie Henry
  • Miss America by Day: by Marilyn Van Derbur
  • Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children – Six Steps to
    Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents:
    by Allison Bottke
  • All That is Bitter And Sweet:  by Ashley Judd
  • Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: by Bonnie J. Collins and Kathryn Marsh
  • The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood
    Sexual Abuse:
    by Dr. Dan B. Allender
  • Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs
    to Know to Keep Kids Safe:
    by Robin Sax
  • Rising Above The Scars: Johnnetta McSwain
  • What About Me ?: by  Grant Cameron Download Book / Website
    Listen to Grant Cameron’s podcast Click here
  • Repossessing Your Inheritance: Dr. Sharon Apopa & The Late Caron Assan
    Available at Brown & Co, Heritage Bookstore or by emailing toapopa@yahoo.com
  • Beauty For Ashes: byJoyce Meyer
  • Do You Know Who You Are Sitting Next To?: Rosita L. Davis
    Click here for newspaper article
  • Why me? Help for victims of child sexual abuse: by Dr, Lynn Daugherty
  • When a Woman You Love Was Abused: A Husband’s Guide to Helping Her Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse: By Dawn Scott Jones

 


 

Recommended Reading for Doula’s, Midwives and Childbearing Women

  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women: by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus. See video

 

Recommended Website to Teach Children about Child Sexual Abuse Prevention:

  • Orbit: Online computer game that takes a positive and practical approach to child sexual abuse prevention; an approach that is informed by evidence-based research. Click Here To Play

 


 

Recommended Reading for those who are suffering from the spill-over of child sexual abuse:

The SCARS of child sexual abuse are mostly on the inside and not on the outside and if untreated the long term affects can lead to alcohol &/or drug abuse, violence, teenage pregnancy, self injurious behaviors and eating disorders.

 

 Eating Disorders:

  • Letting Go of Ed: A Guide to Recovering from Your Eating Disorder: by Pippa Wilson
  • Life Without Ed: by Jenni Shaefer
  • Brain Over Binge: by Catherine Hansen
  • Milestones Program

 

 Alcohol & Drug Abuse:

  • The Recovery Formula: by Beth Burgess
  • Freedom From Addiction: By David Simon
  • Mindful Recovery: By Thomas Bien

Substance Abuse Addictions:

Busting the Myths About Addiction

Understanding Addiction

The Guide to Rebuilding Bridges with Your Loved Ones After Battling Addiction

How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction

What to Do if Your Teen or Young Adult has a Problem with Drugs

How to Talk To Your Kids About Substance Abuse guide

 

The Recovery Village
An organization dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occuring disorders in the U.S.

 

 

 Click here for a printable book list: SCARS Library Book List