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Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even If They Are Adults Now), Fourth Edition Paperback – 28 Feb 2007

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  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Cleanan Press, Inc.; 4 edition (28 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977161439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977161430
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,042,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Lynn Daugherty has been bringing hope and healing to former victims of child sexual abuse, and to their families, for more than twenty-five years.

Treating children, adolescents, and adults who were victims of molestation, rape, and incest was the primary focus of Dr. Daugherty's New Mexico psychology practice, although she had previously worked extensively with sex offenders as director of a forensic evaluation team.

Dr. Daugherty wrote her award-winning bestseller, "Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even if they are adults now)," as a beginning self-help book for former abuse victims who want to understand more about child sexual abuse and begin changing its effects on their lives. It, like all her books, is available as an ebook and in paperback.

"Voices of Survivors," containing selections from the longer book, presents stories of former victims, along with other basic information about child sexual abuse. These stories form an especially powerful part of the self-help book. They let former victims know they are not alone, that others have survived similar experiences of abuse.

Dr. Daugherty wrote "Child Molesters, Child Rapists, and Child Sexual Abuse," to help former victims, and the general public, understand more about how child sexual abuse takes place and what motivates abusers. It reinforces the idea that children are not abused because there is something "wrong" with them, but because there is something "wrong" with the abuser.

Dr. Daugherty's most recent book, "Listening and Talking to Your Sexually Abused Child," helps parents improve their communication skills to strengthen their relationship with their son or daughter as they begin their journey to recovery from child molestation, rape, or incest.

A former National Science Foundation Fellow, adjunct university professor, and internationally respected expert on child sexual abuse, Dr. Daugherty and her husband, a retired attorney, now divide their time between New Mexico and Florida where Dr. Daugherty concentrates on her writing.

Lynn Daugherty's study of psychology began at Middlebury College in Vermont and continued at the University of Tulsa and the University of Montana. There she completed a Ph.D. and a postdoctoral training program in clinical psychology. In addition to writing for the general public, she has published research in a variety of professional journals.

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By Chai. Jones on 2 Nov. 2014
Format: Paperback
Does exactly what it should when it should.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely a gem 19 Aug. 2008
By Marcia Brubeck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a perfectly wonderful little book, not just for victims of childhood sexual abuse and those who love them but also for service providers. It is simply and clearly written, but the ideas and insights set forth in these pages are the very essence of good psychotherapeutic practice. A few of the topics Daugherty covers in remarkably few pages: how information can help you take charge of a problem; the importance of accepting and acknowledging your ambivalent feelings about other people; why anger is valuable and how it can be used constructively; how to manage fear and anxiety; how to build a capacity for trust; how identifying the options among which you can choose will make you feel better; and how to build your self-esteem and increase your enjoyment of life. Daugherty's recommendations stress the importance of honoring and being guided by your feelings. Her wisdom and compassion will come as a boon to anyone seeking greater understanding of him- or herself as well as others.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
It really helped me 8 May 2008
By dee-dee-cc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. It really helped me. The stories from other people who were molested when they were kids helped me see that it happens to lots of people in lots of different ways. There were stories from boys too so it is not just something that happens to girls.

The book was easy to read and it was quick. You could just read parts of it at a time. It also made sense and sounded like the author really understood. I have never talked to a counselor before but I am thinking about doing that now.

At the end of the book it tells you that if the book was helpful you should loan it to a friend who needs it. I have been doing that except I bought some books and gave them to my cousins who were molested by the same uncle as me. They said they liked the book too.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Book 13 Sept. 2011
By baiker41 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book for those who were sexually abused as children. It helps explain a lot when you are stuck in a bad place. I purchased two additional books for my therapists to read also. It is a good discussion item for when you are in therapy.
This is one of the first books that helped explain a lot of the whys. Why do flash backs come back after many years. It helps me understand triggers also.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
good book 30 Sept. 2010
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
best book for adults who were sexually assaulted as a child and want to move forward quickly to understand and heal
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
too simplified 24 May 2013
By sadcat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
not much help for me, touching the surfaces of every topic, short and easy read, more for children or teenagers.
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