Public Libraries hold a number of books for survivors and MSSAT Aotearoa recommend the following:

Lifting the Lid – Challenging the Silence >
A collection of stories by and about survivors – challenging the silence.

The Courage to Heal >
by Ellen BASS & Laura DAVIS

Healing the Shame that Binds You >
by John BRADSHAW. Ref; 152.4 BRA
A bestseller in a series of books by Bradshaw about dysfunctional families. Also available on audio tape.

Child Abuse Trauma: Theory and Treatment of the Lasting Effects >
by John N. BRIERE. Ref; 616.8582 BRI
A book written for those who work with survivors (therapists) but extremely educational for those who can get their heads around the clinical words.

Allies in Healing >
by Laura DAVIS

Trauma and Recovery >
by Judith L. HERMAN. Ref; 616.8521 HER
Authoritative work on all aspects of trauma and recovery. Written by a World renowned expert.

Abused Boys: The neglected victims of sexual abuse >
by Mic HUNTER. ref; 362.89 HUN
An excellent self help book, with a series of survivor stories. Includes questions at the end of each chapter helping the reader relate the content to his own experience.

Growing up Gay in a Dysfunctional Family >

The Invisible Wound: A new approach to healing childhood sexual abuse >
by Wayne KRITSBERG. Ref 362.88 KRI
A wonderful book for those who wish to contact their inner child. Almost essential reading, as it is the child we once were that needs to do the healing work.

Victims No Longer: Men recovery from incest and other sexual abuse >
by Mike LEW. Library ref; 362.89 LEW
A classic self help book dealing with male survivor issues, one of the first written in this field.

Leaping upon the Mountains >
by Mike LEW

Wounded Boys: Heroic Men: A man’s guide to recovering from child abuse >
by Daniel Jay SONKIN. ref; 362.76 SON
Another well written work dealing exclusively with male survivor issues.

Healing the Child Within >
by Charles L. WHITFIELD. Ref 616.89 WHI
An excellent and well written book. In depth discovery and recovery for adult children of dysfunctional families. Over 1 million copies sold.