Books for Parents and Caregivers


https://www.amazon.com/Helping-Child-Recover-Sexual-Abuse/dp/0295968060

Helping Your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse 
Written by Caren Adams & Jennifer Fay

The sexual abuse of a child creates a devastating family crisis. Parents want to know what to do and say to help their child, both immediately and in the long term. Helping your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse offers practical guidance for parents who courageously face the days and months after a child’s abuse. Written in a positive, reassuring jargon-free style, it discusses each stage of a child’s recovery. Information for parents appears on the left-hand pages; sample conversations and activities for parent and child together are on the right-hand pages. The book presents the collective wisdom of numerous parents who have been through this experience and have learned how to help their children feel stronger, safer, braver, more lovable, worthwhile, and competent. Topics covered: What to do when abuse is first disclosed; Helping a child cope with the legal system; Responding to the reactions of friends and loved ones; Children’s reactions to abuse; How parents and children grieve differently; Rebuilding a child’s self-esteem; Dealing with confusion about sexuality; Helping a child feel safe and in control; Typical problems at different ages; Recognizing when a child is getting better.



https://www.amazon.com/Dibs-Search-Self-Renowned-Emotionally/dp/0345339258/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542661781&sr=8-1&keywords=dibs+search+of+self

Dibs In Search of Self: The Renowned, Deeply Moving Story of an Emotionally Lost Child Who Found His Way Back 
Written by Virginia M. Axline 

The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children.









https://www.amazon.com/Courage-Heal-Survivors-Sexual-Anniversary/dp/0061284335/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542663710&sr=8-1&keywords=the+courage+to+heal

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 
Written by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis 

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.

Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.






https://www.amazon.com/When-Your-Child-Been-Molested/dp/0787971030

When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery 
Written By Kathryn Brohl with Joyce Case Potter

This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide for families of children who have been molested. First published in 1988, this new edition includes current research and information on the nature and effects of molestation on boys and girls, as well as proven techniques for therapy, healing, and recovery. Using everyday language, the authors provide information, comfort, and advice on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested








The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 
Written by Laura Davis 

In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process. 








https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Harm-Done-Parents-Overcome/dp/097436262X

Healing the Harm Done: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Overcome the Effects of Sexual Abuse (English and Spanish Edition)
Written by Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, an experienced psychologist, wrote this book to help parents whose children have been sexually abused. As the parent or caregiver of a child who has suffered abuse, you will find useful information and valuable resources to help your child to heal. Healing The Harm Done will help you to deal with your own reactions and concerns as well. The book gives practical advice on handling your child's behaviors and emotions, and will guide you in finding appropriate professional help if needed. The question-and-answer format makes it easy to find the advice you need. Both English and Spanish versions are included in this one volume.




https://www.amazon.com/Real-Boys-Rescuing-Myths-Boyhood/dp/0805061835

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood 
Written y William Pollack Ph.D. 

Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School over two decades, Real Boys explores this generation's "silent crisis": why many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really like, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression, love and sexuality, drugs and alcohol, divorce, and violence.






 
https://www.amazon.com/Nurturing-Good-Children-Now-Strengthen/dp/0312263643

Nurturing Good Children Now: 10 Basic Skills to Protect and Strengthen Your Child's Core Self 
Written By Dr. Ron Taffel with Melinda Blau 

In these difficult, sometimes violent, times, how can we nurture children who are both good and happy? How can we help them stay safe, be respectful, and reach their full potential? Nurturing Good Children Now outlines precisely what is important to foster in our kids, and how to raise children who have a deep sense of values and an enthusiastic spirit. The most essential traits that children need to thrive in today's world are: mood mastery, expressiveness, peer smarts, body comfort, team intelligence, respect, passion, focus, caution, gratitude.

This compassionate book offers unflinching social commentary, the latest research on child development, and practical advice. We can protect our children's sense of integrity. We can teach them to love learning; to hold onto their passion; to be comfortable with their bodies; to get along with their peers without succumbing to peer pressure; and to manage their emotions. We can nurture good children now, and, for a better future, we must.