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Sexual Abuse: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • Laurie Tells; by Linda Lowery, John Eric Karpinski (illustrator); Carolrhoda Books, 1994
  • My Body Is Private; by Linda Walvoord Girard, Rodney Pate (illustrator); A. Whitman, 1992
  • Squeakers; by Stephen Cosgrove; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Book to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse; by Sandy Kleven; Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1998
  • Your Body Belongs To You; by Cornelia Spelman; Teri Weidner (illustrator); Albert Whitman, 1997

Ages 8 to 12

  • Be Aware of Danger; by Bill Gutman; Twenty-First Century Books, 1996
  • Child Survival Skills: How to Detect and Avoid Dangerous People; by Jerry Hyde and Terra Hulse, Bentle Books, 2004
  • Your Own Safety; by Peggy Pancella; Heinemann Library, 2005

Ages 10 to 14

  • I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This; by Jacqueline Woodson; Econo Clad Books, 1999
  • Staying Safe At School; by Donna Chaiet; Rosen Pub. Group, 1995
  • When She Hollers; by Cynthia Voigt; Scholastic, 1994

Young Adult

  • How Long Does It Hurt? A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families; by Cynthia Mather; Jossey-Bass, 2004 (revised ed)
  • Street Smart: a Teenager's Guide to Being Sussed and Safe; by Kerry Parnell; Piccadilly, 2002
  • Strong At Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse; by Carolyn Lehman; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005

Books for Adults

  • Invisible Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse; by Patti Feuereisen with Caroline Pincus; Seal Press, 2005
  • Overcoming Sexual Terrorism: 40 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Predators; by Jake Goldenflame; Philadelphia, Xlibris, 2004
  • Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators; by Leigh Baker PhD; St. Martin's, 2002
  • What If: Teaching Children What to Do In Difficult or Dangerous Situations; by Sally Mumford; Vermilion, 2000
  • When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery; by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Potter; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2004

Other Resources

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families Information
300 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Web site:
Information and materials.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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