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By Carolyn M. Byerly
The Mother's Book: How to Survive the Molestation of Your Childanswers the call for information about how mothers can successfully cope with both intrafamilial and nonfamilial child sexual abuse. The book contains mothers' own stories and suggestions, as well as current information drawn from clinical and other research.
Mothers are too often forgotten secondary victims when children are molested. Mothers are expected to provide extra support for their child(ren) at this time, as well as cope with the web of legal and helping services. In the process, mothers' own feelings and practical needs may be neglected-both by themselves and others. Mothers deserve to come through this ordeal with their emotions, dignity and lives intact. When they do, they not only ensure their own survival, they are also better able to manage the new demands that face them.
The Mother's Book recognizes that women respond in unique ways to their children's abuse, and that they can pull through the situation with care and support. The Mother's Book reveals how.
Paperback, 88 pp.