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When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery, Revised Edition [Paperback]

Kathryn B. Hagans , Joyce Case
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Dec 5 1997
Using every day language, the authors provide information, comfort and advice for families on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested. A helpful guide for parents... and excellent source book for clinical and legal information on child sexual abuse.... Easy-to-understand but comprehensive.--Richard Bourne, Child Protection Program, Children's Hospital, Boston

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"A helpful guide for parents . . . and excellent source book for clinical and legal information on child sexual abuse. . . . Easy-to-understand but comprehensive." —Richard Bourne, J.D., Ph.D., legal consultant, Child Protection Program, Children's Hospital, Boston

"A solid book on a subject of vital importance." —Burton L. White, author of The First Three Years of Life and Educating the Infant and Toddler

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Using every day language, the authors provide information, comfort and advice for families on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I wish this book had been given to me the first time we started to uncover this mystery with my 4 1/2 year old daughter. Once we entered the "system" the experts seem to forget that the parents are starting at "ground zero" and have a lot to learn. Even after begining counceling, working with Children Services etc... there were so many unanswered questions and our personal struggle with denial - ("it can't be what she is describing".) This booked helped me so much, expecially the list of "signs". Thanks to this book, we were finally able to understand that many of the behaviors that our daughter was showing at the time stemed from her trauma, and helped us move through the process of healing. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK if you are going through this with your child. The most important aspects of the book for me were 1) the list of "signs" 2) reassurance that children don't usually make these stories up unless it was real and 3) that children don't tell the complete story at first - so they don't hurt the parents / and their own fear. Which is why it is so important to listen to your child and give them the love and assurance they need. ( and take the information your child is telling you seriously) In the end - this book helped us put most of the pieces together and helped more than the councelors to bring "peace" to us as we moved through the healing process, and reassured us that what we were feeling and the family process were actually normal. (and we were not alone)
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! Feb. 20 1999
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This is an excellent book to help parents, friends, teachers, everyone and anyone interested in helping a child following a disclosure of sexual abuse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and helpful June 19 2001
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This book offered many worthwhile suggestions for dealing with a difficult subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for any parent dealing with this situation March 7 2004
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I wish this book had been given to me the first time we started to uncover this mystery with my 4 1/2 year old daughter. Once we entered the "system" the experts seem to forget that the parents are starting at "ground zero" and have a lot to learn. Even after begining counceling, working with Children Services etc... there were so many unanswered questions and our personal struggle with denial - ("it can't be what she is describing".) This booked helped me so much, expecially the list of "signs". Thanks to this book, we were finally able to understand that many of the behaviors that our daughter was showing at the time stemed from her trauma, and helped us move through the process of healing. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK if you are going through this with your child. The most important aspects of the book for me were 1) the list of "signs" 2) reassurance that children don't usually make these stories up unless it was real and 3) that children don't tell the complete story at first - so they don't hurt the parents / and their own fear. Which is why it is so important to listen to your child and give them the love and assurance they need. ( and take the information your child is telling you seriously) In the end - this book helped us put most of the pieces together and helped more than the councelors to bring "peace" to us as we moved through the healing process, and reassured us that what we were feeling and the family process were actually normal. (and we were not alone)
29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this before your child discloses the molestation Aug. 2 2005
By Rhonda Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I was unprepared to hear my 5 yr. old disclose that our neighbor had molested her. The Sheriff's department focused on her and as a parent I needed to understand what to do for her and for me. This book helps teach you how to respond to your child when they disclose. With so many children being molested, the likelihood is greater than you think. If you are not prepared, your emotions get in the way of supporting your child when they need it most. If I'd have read this book before, I would have responded differently. I recommend reading it even if your child hasn't been molested.....yet.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical guidance July 24 2007
By Deborah Gill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book had some great practical guidance for the family going through the trauma of child abuse. I highly recommend it!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks May 28 2013
By Angel Prochnow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
bought for a parents support book club for parents effected by their child being abused. This was very nice to have. Would have been better earlier on. I wish there were more supports out there for parents.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY helpful Dec 11 2012
By Sandra Toy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be extremely useful in helping parents deal with the victimization of their child. I give one to each family whose child has been sexually abused as a resource when they come to our Child Advocacy Center.
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