At No More Stolen Childhoods, we try to offer a range of resources best suited to the different people who reach out to us to better understand and support child sexual abuse prevention, awareness, and recovery.
For that reason, our Resource page is divided into sections for
In each of these sections we periodically update links to videos, podcasts, books, and websites, and we’d like to highlight a few of the recent updates here.
You can see the full lists in the links above.
Life with My Idiot Family: A True Story of Survival, Courage and Justice over Childhood Sexual Abuse
By Kathy and Gary Picard, 2017
Written for survivors, their families, and professionals, Life with My Idiot Family is a true story – ultimately of hope and justice – that begins with difficult accounts of Kathy’s childhood experience of sexual abuse by her father and the disbelief of the abuse by her family. Engaging and heartfelt, Kathy offers an education to readers unfamiliar with abuse and its long-term impact on survivors. As her story unfolds, Kathy is able to share the evolution of her marriage and family, her career, and how her drive to speak up led her to become one of the voices that successfully advanced the reform of criminal and civil statutes of limitations for cases of child sexual abuse in the state of Massachusetts.
By Kimberley Brubaker Bradley, 2020
To the resources for teens and young adults, we’ve added a link to the award-winning 2020 novel Fighting Words by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley. This is a middle-grade novel dealing with intense and difficult subject matter that is nonetheless vitally important. Fighting Words offers the story of a powerful sisterhood that is repeatedly impacted by trauma, strained by sexual abuse, and ultimately sustained through love and the speaking of truth.
By Janina Fisher, PhD., 2017
For those who provide support and services to families and survivors, one of the resources we’ve added is Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher, PhD. A leading contemporary voice on working with trauma survivors, Dr. Fisher brings together understanding of neurobiology, traumatic attachment, and dissociative symptoms to offer therapeutic tools for safety and connection leading to resolutions of issues of guilt, shame, self-loathing, etc.
Changing the conversation around child sexual abuse requires that we understand the many ways it impacts on society. By providing an array of information for a range of audiences, we seek to continue breaking down stigma and fostering important discussions. Take a minute to review the links at the top of this page to familiarize yourself with resources that might be helpful to you or others in your network.