For a limited time only if you can buy both our books, Why Go Back? 7 Steps to Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse and Click, Click you can avail of a special sale price of €25.00 – that’s a saving of over €5!
About Why Go Back? 7 Steps to Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse
Why Go Back? 7 Steps to Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse provides comprehensive information on the numerous impacts of abuse and a number of steps to overcome them. It is written to help other victims of abuse and all those who support them. We are not experts in anything other than our own lives.
The information contained within this book is based on our own experiences of abuse and what we found helped us. The book is divided into three sections with each one covering a particular theme.
Part One explores child sexual abuse, and the psychological impacts on its victims. It demonstrates the various grooming techniques perpetrators use on their victims. It also looks at the many contradictions and confusions that existed when dealing with the emotions surrounding relationships with abusers.
Part Two includes a number of questionnaires that we used to assist us in identifying some areas in our life that were affected by our abuse and showed us where our focus was required in order to move forward. We also present the seven steps we used to heal along with some simple exercises and tips to support survivors on their personal healing journey.
Part Three discusses secondary victims and mothers who have or are currently struggling with issues around abuse. It includes personal stories of mothers, one of who is supporting a young victim, another who is supporting a young offender and finally a daughter who is struggling to make sense of her own mother’s awareness of her abuse and her unwillingness to intervene.
We provide some useful information for partners living with adult victims of childhood sexual abuse and discuss how both are affected while navigating through the counselling process. We then talk about our experience of the justice system. We discuss the importance of education in the justice system when dealing with victims of abuse and we explore the necessity to change how paedophiles are viewed and the importance of providing supports and services for everyone.
Each section includes examples from our own experiences and details of what we each found useful. We trust this book supports you on your journey. We hope that it clears up some of the confusion that surrounds abuse for family and friends who are equally struggling to deal with the impacts of this horrendous crime.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group (April 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140910107X
- ISBN-13: 978-1409101079
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.9 x 5.2 inches
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About Click, Click
A true story of abuse. Three sisters. A shattered Irish childhood. Joyce, June and Paula Kavanagh were three sisters born to a family of ten in Ballyfermot, Dublin in the 1960s. Their father abused all three of them in the family home throughout their childhood. In 1989, the sisters made the brave decision to bring charges against their father and, in 1990, the state took a successful case against him. He was convicted and imprisoned.
Click, Click is the story of their abuse; the exposure of a man prolific in his paedophilia; and an Irish childhood lost in a dysfunctional, abusive and torturous environment. Importantly, however, it is also the story of three women’s healing; their coming to terms with their abuse, and their forgiveness of themselves and others.
The Kavanagh sisters have refused to allow their abuse to define them. With fierce humour, insight and honesty, they now share their story and show that with love and determination, you can indeed conquer all.