NEW Books to Consider:
The Ex-Offender’s Guide to a Responsible Life: A National Directory of Re-Entry Tips and Resources byHarvey E. Shrum (Feb 16, 2012)
Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society after Prison, by Jeffery Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards (Jan 1, 2009)
SELF-HELP / RECOVERY BIBLIOGRAPHY
CURE believes in recovery for sex offenders. Self-help can aid in recovery, and may be the starting point when there is a lack of formal programs. Learning about the origins of deviant behavior and the recovery process can also help those in the offender’s support network gain knowledge and the ability to provide effective support.
For Sex Offenders:
THE ADULT RELAPSE PREVENTION WORKBOOK, Charleen Steen, $22.00 The Safer Society Press
WHY DID I DO IT AGAIN?: Understanding My Cycle of Problem Behaviors /1993/ and A Guided Workbook for Clients in Treatment /1999/ Laren Bays and Robert Freeman-Longo/ Special Order from http://www.Amazon.com or obtain from The Safer Society Press / P.O. Box 340 / Brandon, VT 05733 / www.safersociety.org
CURE-SORT / P.O. Box 1191 / Okemos, MI 48805-1191. Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment is a special issue chapter of CURE. They publish the SATA (Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance)-SORT Newsletter quarterly; of interest to those dealing with issues faced by sex offenders, from lack of treatment to prisons, to living in the ‘free world’ under Megan’s Law and the current socio-political climate. A Mail from Our Readers Around the Nation section in each issue.
For Sex Addicts:
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ADDICTION Patrick Carnes / 1992
CONTRARY TO LOVE: HELPING THE SEXUAL ADDICT Patrick Carnes / 1988 / Available from: Hazelden Publishing / 15251 Pleasant Valley Road / P.O. Box 176 / Center City, MN 55012-0176 / 1-800-328-9000 / www.hazelden.com
FACING THE SHADOW: STARTING SEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP RECOVERY Patrick Carnes / workbook / $19.95 / Hazelden Publishing
Survivors of Sexual Abuse:
VICTIMS NO LONGER: MEN RECOVERING FROM INCEST & OTHER CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE Mike Lew / 1990 / Harper Collins Publications, Inc. / $18.00 B&N.com
LEAPING UPON THE MOUNTAINS: MEN PROCLAIMING VICTORY OVER SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE Mike Lew / 2000 / $19.95 B&N.com
WOUNDED BOYS, HEROIC MEN: A MAN’S GUIDE TO RECOVERING FROM CHILD ABUSE Daniel J. Sonkin, Ph.D. / 1998 / $10.36 B&N.com
National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization http://www.nomsv.org newsletter, information NOMSV / 555 Connecticut Ave. NW / Washington, DC 20015-2601 / 1-800-738-4181
STOP Prison Rape / 6303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 205 / Los Angeles, CA 90048 / 323-653-STOP / http://www.spr.org information, resources on prisoner-on-prisoner rape
THE COURAGE TO HEAL / THE COURAGE TO HEAL WORKBOOK Ellen Bass / Laura Davis / 1994 / $18.00 each B&N.com The classics.
BEGINNING TO HEAL: A FIRST BOOK FOR SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Ellen Bass / $9.00 B&N.com
ADULTS MOLESTED AS CHILDREN: A SURVIVOR’S MANUAL FOR WOMEN AND MEN Euan Bear with Peter T. Dimock / 1988 / $12.95 from The Safer Society Press
THE SEXUAL HEALING JOURNEY: A GUIDE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE Wendy Maltz / revised 2001 / $12.60 B&N.com
DAYBREAK: MEDITATIONS FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE Maureen Brady / 1995 / $10.80 B&N.com
WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN MOLESTED: A PARENTS GUIDE TO HEALING AND RECOVERY Joyce Case, Kathryn Brohl / 1998 / $15.25 B&N
Barnes & Noble.com, Amazon.com, The Safer Society, and Hazelden Publishing all have quite extensive catalogs of books and workbooks on these and related topics (addiction, recovery, self-help, etc.). The Safer Society also offers other services, including referral to S/O treatment programs. For those who are incarcerated, someone you know, or CURE, could print out pages to send, listing many books.