Author(s): CARTER W
In this volume a psychologist presents guided excercises to help teens who have been sexually abused reflect on what happened to them, examine its impact on their lives and motivate themselves to begin to develop healthy and loving relationships as they move toward adulthood. At least one in four girls and one in seven boys endure some form of sexual abuse before they are 18 years old. The simple exercises in this guide offer help to teens who are motivated to begin working on recovering on their own, or with the help of a treatment professional in a therapeutic setting. 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. This workbook is written for teens and those who treat them. The exercises help teens learn about different aspects of trauma, share the thoughts and emotions of other survivors, clarify their own ideas and beliefs and explore new ways of feeling and relating.