Item description for Shattered Innocence by Kelly Vates...
Overview Kelly's story exposes the devastating horror of childhood sexual abuse and its aftermath. It also offers survivors a ray of hope through healing and recovery! Innocence once lost can never be regained, but is it possible for a survivor of childhood sexual abuse to experience a normal, happy life? Kelly Vates says, "Yes!" in spite of years of degrading abuse and the aftermath of addictions, abortion, attempted suicide, and failed relationships. With courageous honesty, Kelly reveals the horrifying events that shattered her own innocence and exposes her inner pain and trumoil. But thankfully, her story doesn't end there. Kelly opens her journals and her heart so than anyone who has ever experienced abuse can find the path to hope, healing, and recovery. Yes, "happily ever after "really is possible when you know where to look for it.
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Studio: Evergreen Press (PA)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Evergreen Press (AL)
ISBN 1581690665 ISBN13 9781581690668
Reviews - What do customers think about Shattered Innocence?
Healing Aug 16, 2001
This book helped me to know that I am not alone.It brought back memeiors of things I thought only I had. Just to read that someone else went through the same things I had and thought and acted like me was very healing. I was very lucky in that I got to meet this lovely Author and talk about some of the hurt and healings we went through. Your situation may be a little different but all in all they are the same feelings if you were sexually abused. I highly recommend this book to everyone who has or know someone who has been sexually abused, it will help you understand where we are coming from. I bought several copies to use as gifts for the friends I know who were abused the same as Kelly and myself.
Excellent book on tough topic Jun 13, 2001
To read this book is to get insight as how sexual abuse directly affects all aspects of the survivor. The author speaks with authority and compassion in dealing with the fallout and aftermath experienced when trying to cope as an adult. It also sheds new light on the many ways a survivor may use different coping skills in everyday life. I found the book to be positive and enlightening in the aid of finding resolutions and resources to help guide a survivor in finding a recovery program. The spiritual aspect lets the reader see and feel how Ms.Vates was never alone in her struggle. To know that God was there to guide her even when she felt He wasn't was very empowering and hopeful. This book would be a very good reference to help a survivor find hope and help. It is a testimony to the courage and strength we have when we feel that all is lost.