Additional Resources: Abuse

This week, we heard from Darlene, as she shared her story of overcoming childhood abuse. We hope these additional resources offer strength and encouragement to those who are also in this trench of overcoming childhood trauma. Please feel free to leave additional suggestions in the comments!


The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook, by Bruce Perry & Maia Svalavitz (Amazon, B&N)

It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion, by Beverly Engel (Amazon, B&N)

Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse, by Jennifer J. Freyd (Amazon, B&N)

Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse: Moving beyond the Past into a Healthy Future, by Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D. &  Ann McMurray (Amazon, B&N)



Ranked as one of the top therapist directories on the internet, is an association of mental health professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide and rehab and treatment centers across the United States who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy

HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse →

This website is run by survivors for adult survivors of child abuse. The website provides support, friendship and advice for any adult who’s life has been affected by childhood abuse. →

This volunteer run website offers resources and forums where adult survivors of child abuse and their loved ones can seek support.


"Warrior" by Demi Lovato 

"Hall of Fame," by The Script 

"Titanium," by David Guetta feat. Sia 

"Human," by Christina Perri 

"Safe & Sound," by Taylor Swift

"Stronger," by Kelly Clarkson