Resources

Publications

Public Libraries hold a number of books for survivors and MSSAT Aotearoa recommend the following:

The Report – Good practice guidelines for “mainstream” crisis support services responding to sexual violence perpetrated against adults >
Round Two – Working with Men, by Toah Nest

The Report – Where’s Harry >
A client centered approach to supporting men who have been sexually abused as children, by David Mitchell, Philip Chapman, Dee Cresswell.

Lifting the Lid – Challenging the Silence >
A collection of stories by and about survivors – challenging the silence.

The Courage to Heal >
by Ellen BASS & Laura DAVIS

Healing the Shame that Binds You >
by John BRADSHAW. Ref; 152.4 BRA
A bestseller in a series of books by Bradshaw about dysfunctional families. Also available on audio tape.

Child Abuse Trauma: Theory and Treatment of the Lasting Effects >
by John N. BRIERE. Ref; 616.8582 BRI
A book written for those who work with survivors (therapists) but extremely educational for those who can get their heads around the clinical words.

Allies in Healing >
by Laura DAVIS

Trauma and Recovery >
by Judith L. HERMAN. Ref; 616.8521 HER
Authoritative work on all aspects of trauma and recovery. Written by a World renowned expert.

Abused Boys: The neglected victims of sexual abuse >
by Mic HUNTER. ref; 362.89 HUN
An excellent self help book, with a series of survivor stories. Includes questions at the end of each chapter helping the reader relate the content to his own experience.

Growing up Gay in a Dysfunctional Family >
by Rik ISENSEE

The Invisible Wound: A new approach to healing childhood sexual abuse >
by Wayne KRITSBERG. Ref 362.88 KRI
A wonderful book for those who wish to contact their inner child. Almost essential reading, as it is the child we once were that needs to do the healing work.

Victims No Longer: Men recovery from incest and other sexual abuse >
by Mike LEW. Library ref; 362.89 LEW
A classic self help book dealing with male survivor issues, one of the first written in this field.

Leaping upon the Mountains >
by Mike LEW

Wounded Boys: Heroic Men: A man’s guide to recovering from child abuse >
by Daniel Jay SONKIN. ref; 362.76 SON
Another well written work dealing exclusively with male survivor issues.

Healing the Child Within >
by Charles L. WHITFIELD. Ref 616.89 WHI
An excellent and well written book. In depth discovery and recovery for adult children of dysfunctional families. Over 1 million copies sold.

Using Peer Support in Developing Empowering Mental Health Services (UPSIDES): Background, Rationale and Methodology

By Bernd Puschner, Julie Repper, Candelaria Mahlke, Rebecca Nixdorf, David Basangwa, Juliet Nakku, Grace Ryan, Dave Baillie, Donat Shamba, Mary Ramesh, Galia Moran, Max Lachmann, Jasmine Kalha, Soumitra Pathare, Annabel Müller-Stierlin, Mike Slade.