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Summary: Introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960s and 70s. Told through poignant first-person interviews with the victims, their families, and professionals, these stories inform viewers about the lifelong harm of childhood sexual abuse. Emphasizing the resiliency of the human spirit, the film illustrates that through determination, support, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Summary: Shares twenty stories from diverse survivors of childhood sexual violence, explaining how they overcame the boundaries of stigma and silence to help prevent trauma and loss of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.85 THI

Lawler, Liz

Summary: When Dr. Alex Taylor opens her eyes, she is hooked up to an IV, is bound to an operating table, and her legs are raised in stirrups. A man in the room claiming to be a doctor calmly and methodically tells her how he's about to attack her. Before Alex can even scream for help, she succumbs to another dose of anesthesia, rendering her unable to defend herself. When she wakes up, she immediately...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAW

Gil, Teresa

Summary: This book highlights the resilient capacities of mothers who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and gives them the opportunity to break their silence, share their struggles, and give voice to their experiences, pains, and triumphs. By offering their stories, Teresa Gil sheds light on the challenges of mothering after childhood sexual abuse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85 GIL

Ghafoerkhan, Olivia

Summary: Provides strategies, tool, and resources to help readers cope with sexual violence, and outlines ways in which they can get the help they need.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 362.8 GHA

Prout, Chessy

Summary: The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls. In 2014, Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. She reported her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 PRO

Bass, Ellen.

Summary: First published in 1988, the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse has been completely revised, updated, and expanded for its 20th Anniversary edition. Considered "a classic" and "the bible of healing from child sexual abuse," this inspiring, comprehensive and compassionate guide provides a map of support of the healing journey and a lifeline for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Courage to Heal Press 2015

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Barr, John

Summary: "From ESPN journalists whose investigation garnered a Peabody Award, the full devastating story of former physician Larry Nassar's serial abuse of America's elite gymnasts and others, revealing the win-at-all-costs culture in youth athletics and higher education that enabled him"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 BAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 BAR

Flores, Theresa L.

Summary: " ... an in-depth look at the truth about human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. With statistics, stories, and graphics, [this book] presents students with a clear picture of how trafficking happens, how prevalent it is in our world today, and how they can get involved in bringing it to an end."--Cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ampelon 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 326 FLO

Hendra, Jessica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReganBooks 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.76 HEN

Summary: "An anthology of powerfully honest and intimate letters written by trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence, offering support and guidance to fellow survivors with additional resources for allies and professionals."--Publisher website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 WRI

Borgert-Spaniol, Megan

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #MeToo movement, from early legislation to prevent sexual harassment to the movement's expansion in the aftermath of accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the Silence Breakers, #Time'sUp, and the individuals behind the movement such as Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 BOR

Kent, Christobel

Summary: Bridget has a secret--one she keeps from everyone, even her husband. One that threatens to explode when her childhood music teacher, Carmichael, walks into her dress shop. With him is a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, fresh-faced and pretty. She reminds Bridget of herself at that age, naïve and vulnerable. Bridget wants him away--away from her, away from that girl. But Carmichael won't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

De Milly, Walter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1536 DEM

Summary: A grown woman confronts an older man, her former neighbor, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vision Films 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNA

Haines, Rachel

Summary: "The author details her experiences in competitive gymnastics and the painful realities of being a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of serial abuser, Larry Nassar." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAINES, RACHEL HAI

Summary: A complex exploration of the physical and emotional effects of trauma. A college student attempts suicide after a brutal sexual assault but is stopped by a mechanic whose kindness, however, soon takes an unsettling turn. Startlingly modern in its frankness and psychological realism, the film represents one of the purest on-screen expressions of the sensibility of the intimate community of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SOM

Summary: "Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power : Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers the anthology's contributors comprise a diverse group of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams ComicArts 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 DRA

Allender, Dan B.

Contents: Pt. 1. The dynamics of abuse. The reality of a war : facing the battle ; The enemy : sin and shame ; Deflection : the clash with contempt ; The war zone : strategies for abuse -- Pt. 2. The damage of abuse. Powerlessness ; Betrayal ; Ambivalence ; Secondary symptoms ; Style of relating - Pt. 3. Prerequisites for growth. The unlikely route to joy ; Honesty; Repentance ; Bold love ; Epilogue :...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NavPress 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8583 ALL

Stevens, Michelle

Summary: "Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her. In it, she's only eight years old and posing for her mother's beguiling boyfriend, Gary Lundquist--an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEVENS, MICHELLE STE

Madden, Amy.

Summary: The author describes how she survived being abused by her stepfather and learned to let go of her anger towards her mother and herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Syren Book Co. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.764 MAD

Denhollander, Rachael

Summary: "Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?" Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DENHOLLANDER, RACHAEL DEN

Lewis, Alex

Summary: Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin. Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, ALEX LEW

Summary: François Ozon's gripping drama follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, the film compassionately illustrates the varying effects of trauma on survivors and their families...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BY

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