Some useful Australian websites are listed below:

Information about child sexual abuse

    Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Information on child abuse and child protection
    For survivors of childhood abuse. Information and other resources
    Information about sexual Violence/ Information for survivors of child sexual abuse
    Child sexual abuse impacts and other information

Some relevant WA Government Agencies

Child protection on the internet


Here are a list of helpful books that may be of interest.

Ross, C.A. (2004). Schizophrenia. Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment. London. Oxford: The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press. A book for therapists to read – describes dissociative disorders and therapy issues, with case examples and DSM-IV discussion.

Reiland, R. (2004). Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder. USA: Hazelden. Rachel describes her experience of counselling and recovery – including issues of transference, boundaries, self-disclosure and counselling methodology.

Wilson, S. D. (2002). Released From Shame: Moving Beyond The Pain of the Past. Revised Edition: InterVarsity Press. This book takes a Judeo-Christian tack to include spiritual recovery as a pathway to reduced self-hatred. Useful to people who understand the concepts.

O’Hanlon, B., & Bertolino, B. (1998). Even From a Broken Web: Brief, Respectful Solution-Focussed Therapy for Sexual Abuse and Trauma. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Outlines a process of recovery utilising client strengths and goals – similar to reconstruction of a dominant narrative. Includes ‘containment’ material and acceptance of self ‘as-is’. Useful and to the point.

Van Raay, C. (2006). Reclaiming Your Feminine Innocence. A Book for Women Overcoming the Effects of Abuse. Optima Digital Print: Carla Van Raay. This is workbook that takes another spiritual tack to recovery that incorporates a body awareness component. Those familiar with ‘the work’ of Byron Katie will appreciate this approach.

Herman J. L. (1998, 2001). Trauma & Recovery – from domestic abuse to political terror. Pandora. A classic book about traumatic disorders and stages of recovery – healing relationship, safety, remembrance, reconnection and commonality.

Haines S. (1999). The Survivor’s Guide to Sex. Cleis Press. U.S. How to have an empowered sex life after child sexual abuse.

Huges D. R. & Revell F. H. (1998). Kids Online – Protecting your Children in Cyberspace. A simple book about being cyber-aware as parents, Internet pornography and use of computer tools to protect children from such material.

Claude-Pierre P. (1997). The Secret Language of Eating Disorders. Bantam Books. Addressing issues of eating disorders and understanding the sufferers’.

Matsaki Ph.D. A. (1996). I Can’t Get Over It. 2nd ed. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. A handbook for Trauma Survivors.

Wiehe Ph.D. V. R. (1996). The Brother / Sister hurt – recognising the effects of sibling abuse. Safer Society Press. Recognising and making life choices in the light of sibling abuse – physical, emotional & sexual.

Mather C. L & Debye K. E. (1994). How Long Does it Hurt?. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco. A guide to recover from incest and sexual abuse for teenagers, their friends, and their families.

Crary, E. (1994). Love & Limits – guidance tools for creative parenting. Parenting Press. A simple guidebook for parents about understanding child development, family dynamics and setting appropriate family boundaries.

Katherine, A. (1993). Boundaries – Where you end and I begin. A Fireside Book. Simon & Schuster. A simple book about physical & emotional ‘boundaries’ and dealing with ‘violations’.

Love, Dr. P. (1991) The Emotional Incest Syndrome. Bantam Books. What to do when a parent’s love rules your life.

Any books by Mike Lew.

Any books by SARK.

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