You Can Help: A Guide for Family & Friends  of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault

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REBECCA STREET is a NY based actor and the mother of two children. She is also an incest survivor. In an effort to help other survivors, she spent a decade researching child abuse and adult sexual assault for her book, You Can Help: A Guide for Family and Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault. She has addressed both lay people and professionals, including the New York State Office of Mental Health, on the ramifications of sexual trauma and methods for facilitating recovery. For more information, to learn more about and connect with Rebeccca, and find out how you can make a difference, please visit

You Can Help: A Guide for Family & Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault

Authored by Rebecca Street
Edition: 1

You Can Help offers concrete tools to family and friends who wish to participate in the healing process of someone who has been sexually victimized. In Part One, the author chronicles her own journey to recovery while providing pragmatic advice and essential data from numerous experts in the field. Each chapter is followed by “Five Practical Tips.”

Part Two is comprised of inspirational stories by 19 other survivors of both abuse and assault (8 men and 11 women) who share what was most helpful and hurtful in their own recoveries. Besides empowering family and friends, You Can Help is a valuable asset for arming survivors in their battle against shame and is an important educational resource for professionals who work with trauma.

You Can Help enables readers to:

(1) BREAK THE SILENCE (silence is the biggest obstacle to recovery)

(2) LEARN about the complex consequences of sexual trauma, including PTSD

(3) ASSIST SURVIVORS in regaining trust, confidence, and joy.

Publication Date:
1534965572 / 9781534965577
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / General

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