Domestic Violence
Dugan, Meg Kennedy     
It's my life now : starting over after an abusive relationship or domestic violence

Leventhal, John Michael     
My partner, my enemy : an unflinching view of domestic violence and new ways to protect victims

Martin, Brian F     
Invincible : the 10 lies you learn growing up with domestic violence, and the truths to set you free
"According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, affecting more than a billion people. Yet, too few people are aware of the profound impact it can have. Invincible seeks to change this lack of awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue, informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence--and those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them. Through powerful first-person stories, including the author's own experiences, as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the concerns and challenges of domestic violence, but also provides proven strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures."--|cProvided by publisher.

Paymar, Michael     
Violent no more : helping men end domestic abuse
A guide for men dealing with the issues of domestic abuse.

White, Kelly     
A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future
As a young wife and mother, Kelly White experienced violence and terror at the hands of her husband. She knows firsthand the love-hate relationships women often have with their abusers and the devastating effects these feelings can have on independence and self-confidence. She has sought refuge in a women's shelter, worked to obtain help from law enforcement and struggled financially and emotionally as a single mother and sole breadwinner. Twenty-five years later, as the leader of nationally recognized programs for battered women, she has helped thousands of women and children rebuild their lives. White's own story, and those of other women who have survived and thrived, are related here. She also provides practical tools for abused women and the friends, family and professionals who seek to help them. White includes important information on the impact of domestic violence on children, the role of drugs and alcohol in abuse, violence against people with disabilities and battering in the lesbiangay bisexualtransgendered communities. While violence against women is not a thing of the past, using this resource can help battered women make it a part of their pasts - and create a safe and fulfilling future for themselves and their children.

Wozniak, Danielle F     
Surviving domestic violence : a guide to healing your soul and building your future
Backed by 30 years of real-world practice, this comprehensive guide will help victims of domestic violence find the path to survival and healing. With the guidance of this book, victims can finally conquer their past and step into a brighter future. Simple, straight-forward, and practical, Surviving Domestic Violence will help women thrive again.

Zoldak, Joyce     
When danger hits home : survivors of domestic violence
Presents the experiences of people who have survived domestic and child abuse, telling how their lives have changed as a result.

Childhood Sexual Abuse
Invisible scars [electronic resource].
Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) causes fear, shame, and an anxiety that promotes silence. Predators rely on that silence to remain undetected, imposing a lifetime of suffering on their victims. Invisible Scars tells the story of Johnna Janis, who reveals the life-long struggle she has faced from being abused as a child. Haunted by the emotional trauma, she comes to understand how it negatively impacted her self-image, her relationships, and nearly all significant decisions in her life. Armed with this self-awareness, she faces her own demons and in the process explores the tools and resources available to help victims like her overcome the debilitating effects of CSA.

Allender, Dan B     
The wounded heart: hope for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse [electronic resource].
Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.

Bass, Ellen     
The courage to heal : a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse : 20th anniversary edition

Davis, Laura     
Allies in healing : when the person you love was sexually abused as a child
A guide for partners of survivors of child sexual abuse addresses their needs as secondary victims and offers practical advice on supporting their loved ones on the path to recovery while attending to their own needs.

Maltz, Wendy     
The sexual healing journey : a guide for survivors of sexual abuse
Examines the harmful effects of sexual abuse on sexual development and behavior and offers its adult victims a program to rebuild their sexual identity and enjoy healthy sexual relations.

Roth, Susan     
Naming the shadows : a new approach to individual and group psychotherapy for adult survivors of childhood incest

Rowan, Edward L     
Understanding child sexual abuse

Sexual Assault
The revolution starts at home : confronting intimate violence within activist communities

The truth about rape
Due to the myths and stigma surrounding it, rape remains a difficult crime to discuss. The Truth About Rape, Second Edition looks beyond common myths to give a factual account essential to understanding, preventing, and coping with rape and sexual assault. This new resource offers expert advice, information, and accounts from real people. Features statistics, charts, and graphs with updated entries on rape kits and evidence collection

Yes means yes! : visions of female sexual power & a world without rape

Harding, Kate     
Asking for it: the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it [electronic resource]
From Congressman Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" gaffe to the high school rapists of Steubenville, Ohio, to the furor at Vanderbilt, sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term "rape culture" has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it? In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, no-nonsense voice that has made her a powerhouse feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking for It makes the case that twenty-first-century America-where it's estimated that out of every one hundred rapes only five result in felony convictions-supports rapists more effectively than victims. Harding offers ideas and suggestions for addressing how we as a culture can take rape much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.

Henneberg, Susan     
I have been raped. Now what?
Discusses teen rape and sexual assault; identifies the nature, causes, and victims of rape; examines the medical, legal, and emotional consequences of sexual assault; and offers advice to teenagers on prevention and recovery.

La Valle, John J     
Everything you need to know when you are the male survivor of rape or sexual assault
Discusses the phenomenon of male rape, especially of children and teenagers, with an emphasis on getting the help necessary for emotional recovery.

Lawhorne Scott, Cheryl     
Sexual assault in the military : a guide for victims and families

Raphael, Jody     
Rape is rape : how denial, distortion, and victim blaming are fueling a hidden acquaintance rape crisis

Wilkins, Jessica     
Date rape
Presents information about date rape and dating violence, including what constitutes dating violence, what constitutes a healthy relationship, and how victims of dating violence can find help.

Surviving sexual violence : a guide to recovery and empowerment
Victims of sexual assault experience their trauma in different ways, and often one path to recovery and healing is right for one person, but not right for another. While there are some general mental health effects of sexual violence, this book outlines and describes the impact of particular types of sexual violation. Whether the survivor has experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault during adulthood, marital rape, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, or sexual violence within the military, they will find aspects of her experience in these pages. Once survivors understand the ways in which they have been affected, they are introduced to various pathways to surviving sexual violence and moving forward. The chapters provide case examples and specific activities which give a fuller description of the ways survivors can make use of the particular approaches, which include mind-body practices, counseling, group therapies, self-defense training, and others. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence, or knows and cares about someone who has, will find relief in these pages, which offer practical approaches to finding balance and healing.

Allender, Dan B     
Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation [electronic resource]
First published in 1989, Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse.With great compassion Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims' pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don't truly address the problem, he instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy.Counselors, pastors, and friends of those who have suffered sexual harm will find in this book the deep spiritual guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them. Victims themselves will find here a sympathetic friend to walk alongside them on the road to healing.

Brown, Laura S     
Your turn for care : surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you
Your Turn is the first book for adults who were abused and maltreated by older family members who are now faced with the aging and death of those abusive elders. This book discusses the reasons that this normal life passage has become especially difficult for adult survivors, drawing on psychological research about the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment. It then addresses how adult survivors can move through this time of time and make it into an opportunity for their own healing. Specific suggestions for self-care and strategies for decision-making are presented. An extensive list of written and on-line resources on a variety of related topics is included in the book. Your Turn is the only book that speaks to the special concerns of adult survivors of childhood maltreatment who are at this juncture in their lives.

Haines, Staci     
Healing sex : a mind-body approach to healing sexual trauma

Katz, Lori S     
Warrior renew : healing from military sexual trauma
This workbook is designed to help MST survivors understand normal reactions to MST and how to manage them. Readers will learn how to release the grips of anger and resentment, injustice, betrayal, self-blame, shame, and grief. They will learn how to deal with such physical symptoms as sleep problems and stress and engage in assessment of their own interpersonal patterns. The book also explores the impact of MST on relationships and how to cultivate and sustain healthy relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Additionally, the workbook can be used to help individuals who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual abuse and trauma. Through Warrior Renew, survivors will be able to move forward in their lives by creating a new sense of identity, purpose, and self-worth.

Personal Stories
Dear sister : letters from survivors of sexual violence
"Lessons, memories, and vision of over forty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share a common bond: they are survivors of sexual violence. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors."--P. [4] of cover.

Clark, Annie E     
We believe you : survivors of campus sexual assault speak out

Zolbrod, Zoe     
The telling : a memoir

Brainscan. #26, So, what's the deal with you and Microcosm? [zine]

Cheer the eff up. #2 [zine].

Entropy [zine]

For crying out loud, aggressor accountability [zine] : how to hold community members accountable for assault by creating supportive networks (a primer).

Gone to the moon. #2 [zine]

I remember you [zine]

I want everything to be okay [zine]

If I could live in hope [zine] : sexual abuse and survival

Inclusive organizing for change [zine] : strategies to consider

Let's talk about consent baby [zine]

Licking stars off ceilings. #21. The resurrection of the Goddesses [zine]

Our own response [zine] : creating healthier communities

Paper birds, styrofoam flowers [zine]

Rad dad. #19 [zine]

Roots of hope. 4 [zine]

See no speak no hear no [zine] : articles & questions about sexual assault.

Self-help [zine]

Sisu. #4 [zine]

Skinned heart. [#1] [zine]

So what. #8, The roaming heart [zine]

Sugar and heartstrings. #3 [zine]

Support [zine] cCindy Crabb ; illustrated by Cristy Road.

Survivor [zine] : a zine addressing sexual violence in our lives & communities, and how we survive

Warrior. No. 2 [zine].

Online Resources
Crisis Support Network - Pacific County

Domestic Violence Center of Grays Harbor

Human Response Network - Lewis County

Love is Respect

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Safeplace Olympia

Thurston County Family Justice Center

Turning Pointe - Mason County

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  Olympia Library Staff, April 2013 Updated by Lacey staff, June 2016