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We have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to you. Below are a list of helpful website links and publications that may be of assistance.

See the listed Australian websites for helpful resources.

Information about child sexual abuse

  • www.aifs.gov.au/nch
    Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Information on child abuse and child protection
  • www.blueknot.org.au
    For survivors of childhood abuse. Information and other resources
  • www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
    Information about sexual Violence/ Information for survivors of child sexual abuse

Some relevant WA Government Agencies

Child protection on the internet

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See the listed books that may be of interest.

Books

Baker, H (2014)  Dealing with Sexual Abuse: A Young Australian’s Insights Hannah draws upon her teenage diaries to provide rare insights into the experience of child abuse.

Baker, H (2014)  Hannah’s Diaries: Surviving abuse Appropriate for teenages and young people who are strong readers, Hannah shares her real life teenage diaries to help other young people.

Baker, H (2014)  Hannah’s Hope:  How I Dealt with Abuse This book is aimed at teenagers who prefer a shorter book or kids aged 10 and over, best suited to those who have been abused and who are being supported by a trained professional or understanding carer.

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.

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