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Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse
Invisible Girls The Truth about Sexual Abuse
Author: Dr. Patti Feuereisen Ph.D.
The statistics are staggering. — One in four girls will experience sexual abuse by the time she is sixteen, and 48 percent of all rapes involve a young woman under the age of eighteen. It?s not surprising then, that in a society where sexual abuse of young women is rampant, many women never share their stories. They remain hidden and invisible. — ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781580053013
ISBN-10: 1580053017
Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Pages: 336
Edition: Second Edition
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Seal Press
Book Type: Paperback
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One out of four American girls will experience some sort of sexual abuse by age sixteen. It's a sad but true fact in our society. This book is for the girls who have been there and those who care about them. Dr. Patti answers questions from young women honestly and compassionately.

The main chapters in this book cover abuse by family members, boyfriends, acquaintances, strangers, and other adults. This novel also discusses the emotions stemming from sexual abuse along with coping and healing methods. There are many different paths to healing, including therapy and family support. The message is clear throughout: you aren't alone and it's not your fault.

INVISIBLE GIRLS was difficult to read at times due to the subject matter, but it made me aware of support systems and resources that are available to women who have faced this horrible trauma. Many young women shared their painful stories and there is an epilogue about how they found their strength to be visible and continue living.

I highly recommend this book!