Recommended Readings

The MSU Sexual Assault Program has a Resource Library that is open to anyone in the community. Please visit our office in 14 Student Services to check-out books, DVDs, and guided imagery CDs.

Trauma and Recovery

I Never Called it Rape by Robin Warshaw The Rape Recovery Handbook by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.  The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker
Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them by Aphrodite T. Matsakis Ph.D. Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Lee Cori  Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship by Christine Ann Lawson
Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal by Belleruth Naparstek 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery by Babette Rothschild
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine Sexual Healing by Peter A. Levine  Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis I Can't Get Over It by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.  Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
 Recovering From Rape by Linda E. Ledray

Male Survivors

Speaking Our Truth: Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Neal King Alone and Forgotten: The Sexually Abused Man by Rod Tobin Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew
Joining Forces: Empowering male Survivors to Thrive by Howard Fradkin Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse by Richard B. Gartner Evicting the Perpetrator:A Male Survivor Guide to Recovery From Childhood Sexual Abuse by Ken Singer MSW

Adolescent and Teenage Survivors

How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families by Cynthia L. Mather  It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse by William Lee Carter  Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse--A Book for Teen Girls, Young Women, and Everyone Who Cares About Them by Patti Feuereisen

Resources for Supporters

If She Is Raped: A Book for Husbands, Fathers, and Male Friends by Alan W McEvoy When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery by Kathryn Brohl, Joyce Case Potter  When You're the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor by Larry Levine, Robert B. Levine
Healing The Harm Done: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Overcome the Effects of Sexual Abuse (English and Spanish Edition) by Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck Ph.D. Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child by Laura Davis  Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them by Aphrodite T. Matsakis Ph.D.
What About Me? A Guide for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse by Grant Cameron Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman  Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse by Caren Adams, Jennifer Fay

Relationships and Intimacy

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz  Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Haines SexSmart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do with It- Transform Your Sex Life by Aline P. Zoldbrod Ph.D.
The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have a Great Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse by Staci Haines Sexual Healing by Peter A. Levine Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them by Aphrodite T. Matsakis Ph.D.

Survivor Stories

 Voices of Courage: Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assault by Michael Domitrz  Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball by R.A. Dickey  I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse by Lori S. Robinson
Miss America by Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love by Marilyn Van Derbur The Tricky Part: A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to forgiveness by Martin Moran Sexual Assault: Will I Ever Feel Okay Again? by Kay Scott
The Rape Poems by Frances Driscoll


The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Mary Beth Williams, Solili Poijula The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth by Glenn Schiraldi Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing After Trauma (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Stanley H. Block, Carolyn Bryant Block
Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Victoria M. Follette The Self-Esteem Workbook The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsynth, Georg H. Eifert