How Long Does It Hurt?: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, Revised Edition
October 2014, Jossey-Bass
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Revised Edition.
PART ONE: The Hurting Begins.
1. You’re Not Alone.
2. Is What Happened Really Abuse?
3. Internet Sex Crimes.
PART TWO: Blowing the Whistle.
5. What Will People Say?
6. What’s Happening to Me?
7. Living with Your Family After You Tell.
8. Going to Court.
PART THREE: Forward Motion.
9. Healing Is a Choice.
10. Respecting How You Survived.
11. Making Way for Your Future.
12. Forgiving: Will You or Won’t You?
13. Sex: What It Is, What It Isn’t.
PART FOUR: Things to Know.
14. What You Should Know About Offenders.
15. What Friends of Victims Should Know.
16. What Some Survivors Would Like You to Know.
KRISTINA E. DEBYE, L.C.S.W.C., A.C.S.W., D.C.S.W., is coordinator of the nationally acclaimed Baltimore County Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and maintains a private practice in Maryland.
--Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin
"How Long Does It Hurt? fully achieves its claim as a
guide to recovering from incest and sexual abuse for teenagers,
their friends, and their families and will likely fulfill the
author’s wish that teens will learn that they are not alone
and can successfully continue on from the pain."
--The University of Kansas, Journal of Pediatric Psychology
"The most helpful aspects of the book are the case examples and
testimonials of victims. Especially useful are the personalized
descriptions of possible reactions in self or from others and the
accompanying message to have the strength and courage to find a way
to recover despite the obstacles."
--Violence and Victims
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