Recommended Resources

While ABW recommends the following resources, 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 materials that the author or publisher may produce or sell. Use  godly discernment with all our resources.


Reporting A Crime: Interview with Hope Ann DueckHope Beyond Trauma
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Sexual Abuse Prevention - Disc 1Marty Wenger and Ernest Witmer
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Sexual Abuse Prevention - Disc 2Marty Wenger and Ernest Witmer
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A Good Counselor
Protecting our Children from Sexual Predators


Jill Starishevsky
Linda Walvoord Girard and Rodney Pete
No more silence
Kia Burkholder
Basyle (Boz) Tchividjiian and Shira M. Berkovits
Stan & Brenna Jones


National Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT
National Hotline 24/7 for free, confidential help: 800-656-HOPE

A Good Counselor


- 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.


Crystal Derstine, MA, LPC
Based at Cedar Ridge Behavioral Health Solutions (Guernsey, Co. Ohio)
Phone: 1-855-692-7247  Ext: 132
Restorative Pathways
(Muskingum Co. Ohio)
Phone: 740-214-6443
The house of Samuel, inc.
(Guernsey Co. Ohio)
Phone: 740-439-5634

Counseling Outside of Ohio

Phone: 1-855-771-4357