Item description for Journey Together: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse by R. L. Howard...
The story of a grandmother and granddaughter coping with the aftermath of sexual abuse, followed by facts and information to protect children from sexual predators and change society's attitude about this often-ignored crime. A forceful and timely message.
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A powerful and important book for anyone who loves children Sep 17, 2003
Take a powerful and moving journey into the world of child sexual abuse, and be prepared to be shocked along the way. R.L. Howard not only gives us her own devestating story of sexual abuse survival, but then takes us by the hand as she learns of, and responds to, the abuse of her beloved granddaughter.
With the personal trauma of her own first hand experiences making up the first half of this deeply moving book, the author then proceeds to shock and horrify us with the truth about just how prominent sexual abuse of children is in our society, and even more enraging, how LITTLE is being done to protect the millions of tiny victims. The author presents us with statistics that will shake you up, literally 1 in 3 girls will be abused sexually, 1 in 5 boys...and continues to educate and enlighten the reader with examples of abuse, types of abuse, things to look for in a child that may be a victim, how the abusers manipulate children and adults into trusting them, how little our authority figures seem to care for our children, what a family can do to report and survive abuse, and finally, tons of practical resources for anyone who thinks they may need them...and believe me, thinking that your own child is immune to sexual abuse is complete folly. YOU NEED THIS BOOK.
If you are a parent, a grandparent, a counselor, religious or political leader, school teacher, social worker or just someone who cares about the fate of our children, BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT. The subject is a scary one, and a sensitive one to many former victims of sexual abuse, but this book is way too critical to let our fear and apathy keep us away.
Please buy this book and help stop the horrendous epidemic of sexual abuse of our precious children. R.L. Howard made a believer, and a crusader, out of me.