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Stolen Tomorrows : Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse - Steven Levenkron

Stolen Tomorrows

Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse

By: Steven Levenkron, Abby Levenkron (As told to)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2008
ISBN: 9780393332018
Number Of Pages: 288

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<h5>&ldquo;The most practical, down to earth, thoughtful, and sensitive book written on women&rsquo;s childhood sexual abuse.&rdquo;&#151;Samuel C. Klagsbrun, MD</h5> <p>From the psychotherapist who offered groundbreaking work on self-mutilation (<em>Cutting</em>) comes a landmark examination of the psychology of sexual abuse. <em>Stolen Tomorrows</em> encourages the 20 percent of women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. In addition to giving therapists and other helpers an empathic insight, <em>Stolen Tomorrows</em> will enable the survivor to recognize herself in both her personal history and her current struggle to overcome the legacy of abuse.</p> <p>&ldquo;<em>Stolen Tomorrows</em> is a masterful chronicle of a sexually abused woman&rsquo;s journey from abuse and despair to hope and recovery. With sensitivity and compassion, the Leven&shy;krons use poignant clinical vignettes to educate the reader and let her know she is not alone. This book will change the lives of women who have been victims of sexual abuse. Bravo.&rdquo;&#151;Roy Shapiro, PhD, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York</p>

Toxic Water, Stunted Tree: An Introduction to Childhood Sexual Abusep. 9
Then and Now
The Sexually Abused Child as an Adultp. 15
How Children Survive Sexual Abusep. 27
Case Histories: Understanding through Example
June: The Evil Magnetp. 41
Deirdre: Wanting Family Support, Not Revengep. 52
Annie and Gina: Afraid to Receive Pleasurep. 59
Adrienne: Sad Little Girl in the Photop. 64
Marjorie: Uncle Bill in the Barnp. 68
Lana: "Easy Money"p. 75
Rose: "I Remember Those Hairy Arms"p. 83
Emily: Corneredp. 89
Cassie: The "Phantom Palette"p. 93
Olivia: The Effect of Sexual Abuse on Marriagep. 105
Audrey: The Fatherp. 111
Ava: "Poor Kid in a Rich Family"p. 116
Maureen: "Dissociation Just Happens"p. 121
Kendra: "So I Have to Be Normal?"p. 126
Julie: Relief from Psychotic Episodesp. 133
Doreen: Compulsive Scratching Is Self-Mutilationp. 136
Jen: A Case of Iatrogenic Abusep. 141
Understanding Stolen Tomorrows
Traumap. 151
The Survivor's Relationship to Her Bodyp. 160
Self-Mutilationp. 164
Eating Disordersp. 170
Physical, Sexual, and Social Impairmentsp. 176
Recovering Stolen Tomorrows
Developing Readiness for Treatmentp. 185
Setting Therapeutic Goalsp. 192
Balancing Bonding with Boundariesp. 200
Tasks and Challenges Facing the Therapistp. 209
Pacing in Therapyp. 216
Repairing the Damage: Reducing the Effects of Traumap. 228
Taking a Closer Look at Psychotherapyp. 236
Going Public with Family and Communityp. 242
Adolescent Date Rapep. 247
Combating Body Memories with the Mindp. 256
To the Sexually Abused Reader: Getting the Help You Needp. 262
Afterwordp. 269
Acknowlegmentsp. 271
Notesp. 273
Additional Resourcesp. 275
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780393332018
ISBN-10: 0393332012
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 15.22  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1