Resources for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
If you need immediate assistance, please call the Darkness to Light Helpline for a referral to help in your area. 866-FOR-LIGHT
The Survivor Manual
As a Hollywood screenwriter, model and actress, Angela Shelton lives much of her life on film. After receiving accolades for the film based on her life with her mother, Tumbleweeds, Angela set out to create a documentary called Searching for Angela Shelton. Her goal was to survey women in America by interviewing women who shared her name. As Angela started interviewing other Angela Sheltons she found that 70% had been victims of rape, childhood sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Angela has quickly become recognized as a hero among survivors of trauma.website community and The Survivor Manual, a guide and workbook to lead you through the healing process.
There are many books for survivors of all ages at online retailers like Amazon. The ratings and comments provided are often useful in helping you determine what book might be most helpful to you. Here are a few reading lists based on the following search criteria:
National Children's AllianceA network of Child Advocacy Centers. Your local Child Advocacy Center should be able to refer you to a support group or therapist that specializes in child sexual abuse. (800) 239-9950 or www.nca-online.org
For information about organizations that provide services to help survivors, see our National Resources page.