No Secrets, No Lies

No Secrets, No Lies

How Black Families Can Heal From Sexual Abuse

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
With a foreword by Joycelyn Elders, M.D.,No Secrets, No Liesis a powerful and daringly honest resource guide for families seeking to understand, prevent, and overcome childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on adult survivors. An estimated one in four women and one in six men is abused by age eighteen, most often by someone they know. Most of these sexual assaults are never disclosed, much less reported to the police. No Secrets, No Liesdemystifies the cultural taboos and social dynamics that keep Black families silent and enable abuse to continue for generations. Among them: • Fear of betraying family by turning offenders in to "the system" • Distrust of institutions and authority figures, such as police officers • Reluctance to seek counseling or therapy • A legacy of enslavement and stereotypes about black sexuality Through compelling personal accounts from everyday people, Robin D. Stone, a sexual abuse survivor herself, illuminates the emotional, psychological and hidden consequences of remaining silent, and provides holistic, practical steps to move toward healing. No Secrets, No Liescandidly speaks to:survivors, telling them they are not at fault, not alone and how they can seek help;parents, guardians and caretakers, explaining how they can keep children safe and help survivors recover; andfamily, friends and other loved ones, showing ways to lend support.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767913447
0767913442
Branch Call Number: 362.883089
Characteristics: xiv, 286 p. ; 25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at SLPL.

Try searching for No Secrets, No Lies to see if SLPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top