The Compassionate Response: How to help and empower the adult victim of child sexual abuse

by Joelle Casteix

Publisher: Joelle Casteix

Publication Date: February 20, 2016

ISBN: 9781508681700

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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It's some of the worst news you can ever hear: Someone you love was sexually abused as a child. Do you know what to do?

Do you know what to say? Do you know how to find the person help? 

Are you upset because you are angry, confused, or feel betrayed by the secret and the abuser? 

Whether the person was sexually abused in the Catholic Church or by an abusive parent,you—the trusted confidant—need to know how to listen to the trauma victim and know how to react in a compassionate, safe, and empowering way. You are the key for the survivor's sexual abuse recovery. 

What you say and do can help the victim find a path towards healing—and away from addiction, co-dependency, isolation, shame, and depression. 

This short, easy-to-use book gives friends, spouses, and parents of adult children guidelines and tools to create a compassionate response. 

The book also provides appropriate resources you can access RIGHT NOT that can help adult survivors of child sexual abuse begin the path towards healing.  

You cannot want to wait until it's too late. The best time to help is now.

Author Joelle Casteix is an expert on adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual abuse recovery. A survivor herself, she has helped more than 1,000 victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions—including victims of abusive parents and sexual assault victims in the military—find help, recovery, resources, and healing.