Healing from Child Sexual Abuse

Survivor Resource Pages (Forty pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.)

Grounding/Coping Skills Links

Self-Soothe/Comfort Skills Links

Emotions and Self-Esteem

Covert Sexual Abuse


Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse Archive

Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse Submission Form

Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Links

Self Injury/Self-Harm Links

Eating Disorders Links

Resources: Suicide Hotlines

Incest and Child Sexual Abuse: Definitions, Perpetrators, Victims and Effects

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

Stages of Growth

The Incest Survivors’ Aftereffects Check-List

Total Estimated Cost of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States

Proud to be Me: A Survival Guide to Childhood Sexual Abuse

True Facts Our Abuse-Culture Doesn’t Want You To Know

Why Child Sexual Abuse Can Never Be Your Fault

Adult Survivors’ Attachment Styles

Long Term Effects of Abuse

Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development

The Characteristics of an Alcoholic Household

Roles in Dysfunctional Families

The Characteristics & Common Traits of People Who Grew Up in Alcoholic Homes

Who Says Our Dysfunctional Parents Did the Best They Could?

Child on Child Sexual Abuse

Can Child Sexual Abuse Also Involve a Child Abusing Another Child?

Many Sex Offenders are Kids Themselves

Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders

References for Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Abandonment: Frequently Asked Questions

Pets and PTSD

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Accepting and Meeting Your Own Emotional Needs

Finding Self-Love As a Survivor: How Do You Love Yourself When You’ve Been Taught to Hate Yourself

Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself Kindly

Self-Care for Survivors

Self-Care for Survivors of Abuse

Self Care After Rape

Self Care for Life

Healing Tools

How to be Alone Video

Working through Feelings of Social Isolation

Toxic People

Are Your Friends True or Toxic

Choosing Friends Wisely

How to Make Friends

A Little Help From Our Friends

Making and Keeping Friends- A Self-Help Guide

Portable Comfort: How to Take Comfort With You

Mothering Ourselves

Create Yourself a New Mom

Let Your Inner Child Play

33 Ways to Be Childlike Today

Nurture the Child Within

10 Ways to Be the Person You Wanted to Be As a Kid

Childhood Dreams That are Attainable Now

Play With Me Granny   (Value in board games.)

The Nintendo Wii as a Therapy Tool?

Write Your Healing Story

Memories and Healing

The Art of Decluttering

Crafts for Littles Projects

Fun Links for Littles

Wounded Inner Child

Healing the Inner Child

Healing Your Inner Child After Sexual Abuse

Crashing Out of Repression

What is Anger?



The Body Remembers

Child Abuse and Triggers

Triggers and Flashbacks

Child Abuse Triggers and Dissociation Part 1

Child Abuse Triggers and Dissociation Part 2

Nightmares and the Survivor

Coping with Flashbacks

13 Steps for Managing Flashbacks

The Body Remembers

Coping with Body Memories

How to Cope with Sleep Problems

How to Cope with Panic Attacks

Coping with Panic Attacks

Relaxation and Relaxation Exercises

Coping with Anniversaries


Forgiving Yourself

Accepting Yourself

All or Nothing Thinking

Cognitive Distortions

Get Out of the Distorted Thinking Trap

Setting Healthy Boundaries with Abusive Parents

Reasons to Stop Making Comparisons

Hurtful Comments from Others

Is It Dwelling or Healing?

Choosing the Right Therapist

Shame is Projected

Shame and Self-Blame After Trauma

Shame: The Relationship Between Shame and Child Abuse

Feelings of Shame

Overcoming Shame

Family Shame

Toxic Shame

Healing Shame: The Hiding Places of Toxic Shame

Blaming: The Ineffective Art of Scrambling for Comfort

Stages of Grief

Grieving (For Survivors)

Dealing with Grief

How to Deal with Grief: What Every Child Abuse Survivor Should Know

Survivor to Thriver Manual: Online Version

Survivor to Thriver Manual PDF Version

Proud to be Me– A Survival Guide for Victims of CSA

Can I Trust My Memory

Trusting Your Memories of Child Sexual Abuse

But Why Didn’t I Tell?

Twenty Helpful Things My Therapist Said

For Partners and Supporters of Survivors of Abuse Resources

Handbook on Sensitive Practice for Healthcare Practitioners: Lessons from Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Swordancewarrior’s Information Sheet for Primary Healthcare Providers

Effect of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Gynecological Care as an Adults

I Will Survive (Thoughts on Survivors Giving Birth)

Dental Fear Central

Problems With Toothbrushing and Tips

Tips for Dentists and Patients: Handling the Gag Reflex

Dental Fear in Abuse Survivors

Dental Tips for Survivors

Tips for Abuse Survivors and Their Dentists

Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Dental Fear (An Interview)

Sibling Sexual Abuse and Incest During Childhood

Mother Daughter Sexual Abuse Links

Male Survivors Links

Infant Sexual Abuse Links

Bloggers’ Resource Page Links

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Information on Child Sexual Abuse

Eight Common Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse of Children

4 Steps to Help You to Evolve to the Next Level

Cycle of Healing

Taking Back Everything

The Survivors’ Ink Project

The Survivors’ Ink Project Facebook Page

Books Can Help You Heal

Cinematherapy.com (Using Movies for Healing and Growth)

Triggering Movies

Triggering TV Shows

Triggering Books List

Challenges for Survivors: Watching Movies and Television Shows

Challenges for Survivors: Watching Talkshows

Reach Out to Others- and Yourself

Abuse Survivors: Remembering Your Strengths

Deeper Than Skin Deep (Impact of Societal Messages)

Breaking Down Generalizations and Stereotypes (About the Group Your Perpetrator Belonged to)

How Do You Define Forgiveness in the Absence of Repentance? (An Alternative Interpretation)

How to Honor Your Parents (An Alternative Interpretation)

Privilege: White Privilege, etc.

Is It Wrong to Be a Victim?

Speaking Out, Activism, and Finding Joy (with Angela Shelton)

Sex, Intimacy, and Sexual Violence Survivors (with Wendy Maltz)

Rape, Sexual Abuse, Loss and Grief

Memory and Sexual Assault

Child Sexual Abuse and the “Grooming” Process