Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

By Kay Toon and Carolyn Ainscough

This book investigates the many effects of child sexual abuse that so often persist into adult life: guilt and shame, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, fear of relationships and sexual problems. It includes discussion of false memory syndrome and female abusers, and draws on accounts of survivors who want their voices to be heard, offering a positive and optimistic approach to help survivors break free from the past. The book has also been updated to cover the topic of online abuse and grooming via chat forums, dating apps and the like.