Resources for Further Reading on Child Abuse

Disclaimer: HARO as an organization does not necessarily endorse or recommend the following resources. These resources have been recommended by numerous homeschool alumni who found them helpful. If you find them problematic or have any concerns about any resource included below, please contact HARO.

Online articles:

Adults Protecting Children, On the Necessity for Child Protection Policies

Boz Tchividjian, “7 ways to welcome abuse survivors in our churches”

Boz Tchividjian, “Marginalizing the abused: Six ways survivors are treated as insignificant”

Boz Tchividjian, “Five common characteristics of child sexual offenders: Eliminating the edge”

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Factsheet About Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

Children’s Bureau, “Making Meaningful Connections: 2014 Prevention Resource Guide”

Elizabeth Esther, “I love you, therefore I hit you…er, SPANK you. {How Christians conflate love with violence}”

The Invisible Scar, “For Adult Survivors of Emotional Child Abuse”

The Invisible Scar, “Prepare Yourself for Backlash When Going No-Contact”

The Invisible Scar, “Understanding the Different Types of Emotional Child Abuse”

Rachel Held Evans, “No More Silence”

Christian-Specific Books

Diane Langberg, On the Threshold of Hope

Elizabeth Esther, Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

Janet Heimlich, Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment 

Jeff Crippen and Anna Wood, A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church

General Books

Charles L. Whitfield, Healing The Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families

Gregory L. Jantz and Ann McMurray, Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse

Kathryn Brohl, When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents’ Guide to Healing and Recovery

Laura Davis, Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child

Mari McCaig and Edward S. Kubany, Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women

Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock, It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence

Mike Lew, Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse

Mike Lew and Richard Hoffman, Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse

Wendy Maltz, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse