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Books

While ABW recommends the following books, because we feel they contain significant valuable information, we ask you keep in mind that they come from a variety of sources and may contain material--including language, artwork, and recommendations/ideas that do not necessarily reflect ABW's ideals. Being included in this list does not mean that A Better Way necessarily supports or endorses any other material that the author or publisher may produce or sell.  Read with discernment.

Beauty for Ashes: Biblical Help for the Sexually Abused - John Coblentz

Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past - Jan Frank

Forgiving What You'll Never Forget - Dr. David Stoop

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn Proofing Today’s Young Kids - Kristen A. Jenson and Gail Poyner

Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse - Nicole Braddock Bromley

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People - George K. Simon, Jr., Ph.D.

Joy for Mourning: A Personal Testimony of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse - Anne Miller

My Body Belongs To Me - Jill Starishevsky

My Body is Private - Linda Walvoord Girard and Rodney Pate

My Body is Special and PrivateAdrianne Simeone

No More Silence - Kia Burkholder

Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders:

Who They Are, How They Operate, And How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children - Anna C. Salter, Ph.D.

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane) - Gavin De Becker

Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing With Sexual Abuse in Our Churches - Dale Ingraham with Rebecca Davis

The Courage Coach: A Practical, Friendly Guide on How to Heal from Abuse - Ashley Easter

The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries - Basyle (Boz) Tchividjiian and Shira M. Berkovits

The Story of Me -Stan and Brenna Jones

Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do? - Linda Walvoord Girard

Why Are Boys and Girls Different?Carol Greene

Websites

Will

- Discuss the rights and responsibilities of the counseling relationship and allow you to choose whether you want them to be your counselor.


- Explain what their qualifications are – and are not.


- Work with you to determine what you want to accomplish and how you will get there.


- Consult with peers and/or have accountability for their actions. Licensed counselors are accountable to their licensing board. If your counselor is not licensed, ask who their supervising agency is.


- Recognize where their expertise ends and recommend someone who can help.


- Behave in a professional manner.


- Be respectful of other counselors.


 

Will NOT

- Exploit a client.


- Make promises about how their counseling will work.


- Have a formula or easy fix for your problem.


- Share what you have told them with others without talking to you about it first (or without sound ethical or legal justification.)


- Express interest in or enter a romantic or sexual relationship with a client, nor will they counsel someone with whom they have had such a relationship.


- Hug or touch, usually, and certainly not without permission.
 

A Good Counselor

Darkness to Light

https://www.d2l.org/

National Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT

 

Defend Innocence

https://defendinnocence.org/

 

GRACE

https://www.netgrace.org/

 

Jimmy Hinton

http://jimmyhinton.org/

 

The Mama Bear Effect

http://www.themamabeareffect.org/index.html

 

MOSAC: Mothers of Sexually Abused Children

http://www.mosac.net/

Telephone: 503-791-3181

 

PorchSwing Ministries

https://www.porchswingministries.org/

 

RAINN

https://www.rainn.org/

National Hotline 24/7 for free, confidential HELP:  800-656-HOPE

 

Scripture Lullabies

https://scripture-lullabies.com/

 

Speaking Truth in Love Ministries

http://www.speakingtruthinlove.org/

Counseling

Spring Haven (Locations in Tuscarawas and Wayne Co Ohio area)

http://www.springhaven.us/

Phone: 330.927.2020

 

Restorative Pathways (Muskingum Co, Ohio)

https://www.restorative-pathways.com/

Phone: 740-214-6443

 

The House of Samuel, Inc  (Guernsey Co, Ohio)

https://www.facebook.com/TheHouseOfSamuel/

Phone: 740-439-5634


 

 

For help outside of Ohio, contact:

 

Focus on the Family Counselor Referral Service

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/promos/counseling-services-and-referrals

Phone: 1-855-771-4357

A proactive approach to combating sexual abuse.