CSA Resources

CSA RESOURCES
Whether you’re a CSA (child sexual abuse) survivor or, though not a survivor, wish to educate yourself and support efforts aimed at helping survivors recover from the effects of their abuse and at decreasing CSA incident rates, I hope you’ll find the following resources, all of which I’ve found personally beneficial, helpful in some way.

(Regarding Requests for Listing on this Page:
From time to time, I receive requests, typically from addiction rehabilitation programs, for listing on this page. I’m unable to consider or otherwise respond to such requests due, simply, to a lack of available time for evaluating the programs, materials, etc. connected with such requests. My best wishes to any individual or program providing effective assistance to CSA survivors.)

Websites / Blogs:
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)

MaleSurvivor

1in6

missamericabyday.com (Marilyn Van Derbur’s website)

Books:
(For simplicity – not to favor one bookseller over another – links are for the Amazon Kindle edition unless no Kindle edition existed at the time I checked, in which case a link is given to a printed edition on Amazon.)

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert Sapolsky (Behave includes, among much additional, equally fascinating content,  detailed explanations of and references to the copious research validating the effects of childhood trauma, including CSA, on human brain development and behavior into adulthood. Another of its many points of focus is how, through the nature-nurture – or nurture-nature – bridge of epigenetics, childhood trauma can affect genetic predispositions in the DNA of survivors’ progeny.)

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The Courage to Heal
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (a book that helped me tremendously in the initial years of my recovery)

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Come Here: A Man Overcomes the Tragic Aftermath of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Richard Berendzen

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Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
by R.A. Dickey

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Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir
by Margaux Fragoso

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Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men
by Richard B. Gartner

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Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse
by Richard B. Gartner

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Mysterious Skin
by Scott Heim

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Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
by Judith Herman

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Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
by Mike Lew

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Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
by Alice Miller

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In My Father’s Arms: A Son’s Story of Sexual Abuse
by Walter de Milly

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Never Let Me Go
by Chuck Rosenthal

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The River of Forgetting – A Memoir of Healing from Sexual Abuse
by Jane Rowan

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Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love
by Marilyn Van Derbur