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Invisible girls : the truth about sexual abuse

Author: Patti Feuereisen; Caroline Pincus
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and rev. edView all editions and formats
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Sexual abuse of young girls is epidemic, but if the abuse can be processed when girls are still young (in their teens and early twenties) remarkable healing can take place. Invisible Girls weaves together powerful first-person narratives with gentle guidance and seasoned insights to help girls through the maze of feelings that swirl around the abuse experience.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patti Feuereisen; Caroline Pincus
ISBN: 9781580053013 1580053017
OCLC Number: 432285594
Description: 334 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1. What is pandora's box? Sexual abuse and how it affects us --
Ask Dr. Patti : answers to girls' questions about sexual abuse --
Crossing over : girlhood to womanhood --
Troubled families --
Finding your truth : facing the emotional aftershocks and the beginning of healing --
Part 2. Before we open the box --
Girls' genius : how girls get through the actual abuse experience (Zinnia's story, Lily's story) --
Part 3. Opening pandora's box : girls tell their stories --
The deepest wound : father-daughter incest (Coral's story, Garnet's story) --
Too close for comfort : other incest --
brothers, cousins, uncles, and stepfathers (Topa's story, Sage's story) --
Trusting the wrong men : abuse by teachers, coaches, and clergy (Ivy's story) --
Pushed too far : acquaintance sexual abuse (Amber's story, Jasmine's story) --
Rape always hurts : stranger rape/date rape/gang rape (Iris's story, Dahlia's story) --
Stop calling us whores : prostitution is sexual abuse --
Part 4. The road back --
Different path to healing --
Supportive families speak out (Jannie's mother's story, Emily's mother's story, Pearl's story) --
Finding your support posse.
Other Titles: Book for teen girls, young women, and everyone who cares about them
Responsibility: Patti Feuereisen ; with Caroline Pincus.

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"Invisible Girls speaks the truth of sexual abuse like no other book has dared." —LYN MIKEL BROWN, author of Packaging Girlhood, Raising Their Voices, and Girlfighting "If you are a teenage Read more...

 
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