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Kids helping kids break the silence of sexual abuse
Foltz, Linda Lee.
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Pittsburgh, Pa. : Lighthouse Point Press, [2003]

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xv, 141 pages ; 22 cm
Each chapter presents the true story of a child victim of sexual abuse and tells how, because of blame and shame, the victims became trapped in silence, how they broke the bonds of secrecy, and offers advice on how to avoid such abuse and how to get help.
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HV6570 .F65 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A valuable resource for parents and children, this collection of first-hand accounts and expert advice offers help for prevention and healing from childhood sexual abuse.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-Young people and adults who were victims of sexual abuse as children tell their powerful stories, exposing the manipulation and shame that trapped and silenced them. They detail the personal and emotional effects of their abuse, and relate how they found help and started toward recovery. Some come from intact families; some from the foster-care system. Some were abused by strangers, others by family members. Some are boys, and some are girls. Their stories are presented without salacious detail, but with straightforward honesty. Foltz follows each individual's account with a brief commentary. She points out common elements of abuse and consistently counsels against remaining silent. Children are urged to find a trusted adult who believes them. Cynthia MacGregor's Stranger Danger, Staying Safe by Saying No, and Staying Safe at Home and On-Line (all Rosen, 1999) cover similar ground in a more instructional manner, without the emphasis on first-person narrative that gives Kids Helping Kids its unique edge.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.