Abuse/Survival Books for Children and Teens

Therapists and counselors recommend these titles time and again for abuse prevention and survival.


What Does Consent Really Mean? Cover Image
$19.76
ISBN: 9781848193307
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Published: Singing Dragon - November 21st, 2017

"Consent is not the absence of 'NO', it is an enthusiastic YES " While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn't considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.


C is for Consent Cover Image
By Eleanor Morrison, Faye Orlove (Illustrator)
$13.46
ISBN: 9780999890806
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Published: Phonics with Finn - May 1st, 2018

Let's Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach Children about Body Ownership, Respect, Feelings, Choices and Recognizing Bullying Behavi Cover Image
By Jayneen Sanders, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781925089189
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Published: Educate2empower Publishing - November 10th, 2017

Teaching young children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, is crucial to a child's growing sense of self, their confidence and how they should expect to be treated by others. A child growing up knowing they have a right to their own personal space, gives that child ownership and choices as to what happens to them and to their body.


Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781433812927
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Published: Magination Press - May 18th, 2013

This story follows a child who has had an unspecified 'bad thing' happen that is difficult to reveal, and is causing them much distress. The child is given effective ways to deal with her/his feelings (strategies based on trauma-focused cognitive behavioural approaches) and begins to recover from their traumatic experience.


When Adults Hurt Children: Helping Children Heal from Abuse Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781577491521
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Published: Fairview Press - March 1st, 2005

This book helps victims express in pictures what they are unable to say in words.


It's MY Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch Cover Image
By Lory Freeman, Carol Deach (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9780943990033
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Published: Parenting Press - January 1st, 1982

Loving Touches: A Book for Children about Positive, Caring Kinds of Touching Cover Image
By Lory Freeman, Carol Deach (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9780943990200
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Published: Parenting Press - January 1st, 1986

In Love and In Danger: A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships Cover Image
$11.70
ISBN: 9781580051873
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Published: Seal Press - September 28th, 2006

A teen's guide to breaking free of abusive relationships.


Please Tell: A Child's Story About Sexual Abuse Cover Image
By Jessie
$9.86
ISBN: 9780894867767
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Published: Hazelden Publishing - July 1st, 1991

Written and illustrated by a girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children by carrying Jessie’s message “It's o.k.


How Long Does It Hurt?: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families Cover Image
By Cynthia L. Mather, Kristina E. Debye (With), Judy Wood (Illustrator)
$17.96
ISBN: 9780787975692
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Published: Jossey-Bass - October 27th, 2014

How Long Does It Hurt? is the revised and updated edition ofthe best-selling book written by an incest survivor for futuresurvivors. This step-by-step guide speaks directly to victims ofsexual abuse3/4to help them come to grips with what is happeningto them and overcome their feelings of isolation, confusion, andself-doubt.


My Body Is Private Cover Image
$6.29
ISBN: 9780807553190
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1984

A nicely illustrated and clearly written book for young children about privacy and a child's right to dictate what is okay and what isn't with their body.


It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9781572242791
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - March 2nd, 2002

Whether sexual abuse happens in early childhood or just before leaving home, most trauma survivors find that the teenage and early adult years are crucial for their recovery. With the right kind of support, it's then that they have the motivation and capacity for insight that will let them begin the process of healing.


A Terrible Thing Happened Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781557987013
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Published: Magination Press - January 1st, 2000

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous and had bad dreams. Then he met someone who helped him talk about the terrible thing, and made him feel better.


Once Upon a Dragon: Stranger Safety for Kids (and Dragons) Cover Image
$8.75
ISBN: 9781553379690
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2006

Something Is Wrong at My House: A Book About Parents' Fighting Cover Image
By Diane Davis, Keith R. Neely (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781884734656
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Published: Parenting Press - January 1st, 2010

When a Family Is in Trouble: Children Can Cope with Grief from Drug and Alcohol Addiction Cover Image
$8.96
ISBN: 9780962050275
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Published: Woodland Press (MN) - July 23rd, 1996

When a family member has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs, the entire family is effected. This text gives parents, counselors and other professionals an organized approach to help children ages 6-12 understand and cope with the problems addicted families face.


Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781572246027
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Published: Instant Help Publications - March 1st, 2008

If you're cutting or hurting yourself you're not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control.


Your Body Belongs to You Cover Image
$6.29
ISBN: 9780807594735
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1997

In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now.


Finding Sunshine After the Storm: A Workbook for Children Healing from Sexual Abuse Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781572246348
Availability: Backordered
Published: Instant Help Publications - November 1st, 2008

When a child has experienced sexual abuse, he or she may struggle with low self-esteem and find it difficult to trust others. Though the mental damage from such abuse is significant, it can be substantially reversed if a caring adult is willing to dedicate a few minutes each day to helping the child heal.


Something Happened and I'm Scared to Tell: A Book for Young Victims of Abuse Cover Image
By Patricia Kehoe, Carol Deach (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9780943990286
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Published: Parenting Press - January 1st, 1987