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We have a small collection of secondhand books (1 or 2 of each purchased by SOS) which we are trying to build. Every individual book immerses in the subject of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), each has and continues to inspire and assist, survivors their families and therapists in understanding and highlighting the many negative manifestations of mental and physical health associated with CSA, they can help to aid the recovery of survivors. We offer these books free to our clients and their families, we will post them to anywhere in Scotland free of charge, however, some Postcodes may incur a small charge we pay up to £3 postage and would ask the recipient to reimburse us the extra cost, we can only offer 1 book per person. We would ask if possible when you are finished with the book to send it back to SOS (contact me at james@speakoutscotland.org  to get the postal address) if you wish to purchase any of these books yourself we buy them at AbeBooks.co.uk Our Book titles include;

1. Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse, authorMike Lew, This first book is written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:                                                                                                                                                          

Identify and validate their childhood experiences
Explore strategies of survival and healing
Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
Make choices that aren’t determined by abuse
Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counsellor and group leader.

2. Breaking through: No Longer a Victim of Child Abuse, author: Cathy Ann Matthews

“Cathy Ann Matthews” is a real person. The book reveals the frightening and painful experience of coming to terms with childhood abuse. In her middle age, terrifying memories of physical and emotional abuse begin to break through into her consciousness.

3. Narrative Approaches to Working with Adult Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: The Clients’, the Counsellor’s and the Researcher’s Story, author: Kim Etherington, Presents first-hand accounts from two male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and from the counsellor who worked with them. The two brothers suffered severe sexual abuse from their father and were each unaware of the other’s ordeal. The author describes the counsellor’s perspective and draws out the implications for counselling practice. She discusses the client-counsellor relationship, the techniques and approaches she used and makes links with her other work.

4. Reclaiming Our Lives: A Workbook for Male Survivors Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse (Victim to Victor) author: Ron Coleman, This workbook is for males who have experienced sexual abuse and those who work with them.    

“I began to gain control in my life. I found more helpful coping mechanisms, I began to accept myself. Over time, these new coping mechanisms became part of who I was. I was able to live my life, with my experiences, and take control of them. They no longer had power over me. I was coping, I was recovering” Jim Campbell

5. Cries Of Men: Voices Of Jamaican Men Who Have Been Raped And Sexually Abused, author: Dennis, O’Brien  The Cries of Men tell the candid and true personal accounts of rape and sexual abuse from the voices of young Jamaican men. The Cries of Men shares the candid and true personal account of rape and sexual abuse from the voices of young Jamaican men.                                                                                                                                           

6. Rescuing the “Inner Child”: Therapy for Adults Sexually Abused as Children (Human Horizons Series): Therapy for Adults Sexually Abused as Children (Human Horizons Series), author: Penny Parks Victims of child sexual abuse can suffer huge burdens of guilt and emotional trauma as adults, with devastating consequences for their relationships in all areas of their lives. But it’s never too late to seek help, and Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT) has been widely used to help people repair the damage caused by childhood abuse. Developed by psychotherapist Penny Parks, PICT is based on her own experience of self-recovery and aims to treat the hurt ‘inner child’ at the adult’s core by offering them a voice and a narrative to make sense of their pain. Rescuing the ‘Inner Child’ offers victims an accessible guide to the therapy, and includes:

· How to understand the impact of childhood abuse on your adult life
· Clear guidance on using PICT to face your experiences, receive the comfort you needed as a child and self-heal
· Accounts of other victims’ trauma and their processes of therapy and restoration

7. From Trauma To Freedom, How To Recover From Frightening Experiences, author: Josephine Cropper MSc, “Trauma can arise from many different circumstances. Being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event such as a car accident, any form of abuse (such as sexual abuse or male or female domestic violence), being directly involved in a war, diagnosis of a serious illness, bullying or bereavement are all very common causes of trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a complex subject, and this booklet demystifies it. It comprises twelve chapters, each of which is dedicated to one of the twelve principal issues of trauma”

8. Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, author: K. Etherington, This paper outlines the conclusions drawn from a qualitative research study which involved in-depth interviews with 25 adult males who had been sexually abused during childhood. The full findings have been described in Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse published by Pitman (1995). The book includes many of the men’s first-person accounts of their experiences of abuse.

9. Opening The Door: Treatment Model for Therapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, author: Adrienne Crowder, This book is based on current research and the carefully evolved techniques of 41 therapists who have developed expertise in working with sexually abused males.

10. Speaking Our Truth: Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, author: Neal King, Here is a deeply moving collection of first-person testimonies of child sexual abuse, in which men of all ages and circumstances share the largely hidden experiences of the male survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

11. Half Left, author: J. S. Cheriton, This collection of vignettes and poems presents a journey of recovery, told by a trans male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. (Note: Contains scenes that may be triggering for abuse survivors.)