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Author Mather, Cynthia L. (Cynthia Lynn), 1955-

Title How long does it hurt? : a guide to recovering from incest and sexual abuse for teenagers, their friends, and their families / Cynthia L. Mather with Kristina E. Debye ; illustrations by Judy Wood ; foreword by Eliana Gil.

Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.7680973 MATH    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xviii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The Hurting Begins. 1. You're Not Alone. 2. Is What Happened Really Abuse? -- Pt. 2. Blowing the Whistle. 3. Telling. 4. What Will People Say? 5. What's Happening To Me? 6. Living with Your Family Now That You've Told. 7. Going to Court -- Pt. 3. Forward Motion. 8. Healing Is a Choice. 9. Respecting How You Survived. 10. Making Way for Your Future. 11. Forgiving: Will You or Won't You? 12. Sex: What It Is, What It Isn't -- Pt. 4. Things to Know. 13. What You Should Know About Offenders. 14. What Friends of Victims Should Know. 15. What Some Survivors Would Like You to Know.
Summary How Long Does It Hurt? is a step-by-step recovery guide for teenagers who are being sexually abused. The authors present concrete and practical advice on many crucial issues, including: knowing who to tell, getting safe, dealing with friends, becoming comfortable with your sexuality, going to court, living with your family after you tell, and ultimately, surviving the trauma of sexual abuse. Teens learn to overcome their feelings of isolation, confusion, and self-doubt.
Other author Debye, Kristina E.
Subject Incest victims -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Sexually abused teenagers -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Incest -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 1555426743