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Tough Topics to Discuss

This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

Helpful Resources:

Department of Children and Families -
Department of Child Protection & Permanency
75 Veterans memorial Drive
East Somerville, NJ 08876

908 526 5030

Ebooks available to read online:

Counseling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Counseling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Covers the impact and long-term effects of child sexual abuse on adult survivors, the methods for working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse specifically addressing trauma, dissociation, memory, self-harm, shattered self, shame and sexuality.

Creating a Safe Place

Creating a Safe Place

The Children and Families Project draws on the perspectives of those who have been abused to show how a person-centred approach to establishing a sense of safety can enable children and their relatives to regain trust and self-esteem.

Child Abuse Source Book

Child Abuse Source Book

Provides basic consumer health information about abuse and neglect of children and adolescents, along with facts about prevention and intervention strategies and treatment for survivors of abuse. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources

Family VIolence and Men of Color

Family VIolence and Men of Color

This book examines  cross-cultural issues and domestic violence. It is a combination of literature review, clinical interventions and cultural imagery.

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on abuse and incest can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
HQ71-72  This section is focused on the social and family aspect of abuse
HV6570  This section is focused on the criminal view of abuse
RC560  This section is focused on the psychological and medical aspects of abuse 
Secret Survivors

Secret Survivors

Focuses on what incest does to its victims, its emotional and behavioral aftereffects and how the truth can lead to healing and hope.

We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

This step-by-step guide is designed to help sexually abused teenage girls through the legal and emotional processes of dealing with what has been done to them. This workbook helps girls understand their reactions to abuse, assisting them in gaining the strength they need to heal from the confusion, loneliness, and shame of having been the victim of a sexual predator. 

The Relational Trauma of Incest

The Relational Trauma of Incest

This book presents an understanding of incest and an innovative, family-based approach to treatment. The authors show that while not all incestuously abused children experience the classic diagnostic symptoms of trauma, virtually all do experience "relational trauma"--Disruptions in the sense of safety, security, loyalty, and trust that may block connection and communication with non-offending family members. 

Child Abuse Source Book

Child Abuse Source Book

Provides basic consumer health information about abuse and neglect of children and adolescents, along with facts about prevention and intervention strategies and treatment for survivors of abuse. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources