CLEANAN PRESS, INC.
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|Purpose of Book, Warnings, Disclaimer|
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Readings from Dr. Lynn Daugherty's classic bestseller. . .
Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
This book was written to be read by victims of child sexual abuse who are now teenagers or adults. It is also intended for counselors or other people who want to understand and help these victims.
To the victim
The purpose of this book is to help you understand what happened to you and why. It is also meant to help you sort out your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
This book contains much factual information about child sexual abuse. It also contains stories of child sexual abuse told by other victims . They are retold to let you know that many children have suffered through experiences similar to yours. Many of these former victims have gone on to live happy, successful lives.
This book was written as a guide to help you recover from the negative effects of abuse you suffered and to help you make a better life for yourself.
To the friend, relative or spouse of the victim
This book is intended to provide you with a better understanding of the experiences of victims of child sexual abuse. Just making an effort to understand a person's thoughts and feelings is sometimes the most helpful thing one person can do for another.
To the counselor
In addition to providing you with a better understanding of the experiences of victims of child sexual abuse, this book is designed as an aid to be used with victims in helping them recover from the negative effects of child sexual abuse.
WARNINGS! and Disclaimer
This book is not intended to replace the services of a professional mental health counselor, or to provide professional psychological services to you. If you need expert professional assistance, you should seek the services of a competent mental health professional.
Reading this book can bring back strong unpleasant thoughts and feelings. These could even lead to thoughts of suicide or other injury. If you find yourself overwhelmed by these thoughts or feelings, please seek professional mental health services immediately!
Every effort has been made to make this book as accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes, both typographical and in content. Furthermore, this book contains information that is current only up to the date of publication. Therefore, this text should be used only as a general guide to understanding child sexual abuse and not as the ultimate source of information. You are urged to learn as much as possible about child sexual abuse from all available sources and to tailor the information to your own individual needs.
The author and Cleanan Press, Inc. shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained in this book.
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