For survivors

‘The Warrior Within’ handbook

Written by Christiane Sanderson

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The legacy of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can haunt survivors into adulthood. To have survived so far shows that you possess a number of valuable resources, not least your warrior within. This handbook will support the strength and courage of the warrior within by providing additional resources and exercises to help you take ownership of your recovery and begin to rebuild your life and embrace a better future.

The focus is on regaining control over the traumatic effects of CSA and to improve the quality of your life. As you can begin to take more control over your life, you will rediscover aspects of yourself that have gone into hiding, and reclaim these to become who you were meant to be. Your warrior within will become your inspiration so that you can restore the qualities that you most admire yet have had to deny. Your recovery will free you from the paralysing hold CSA has had over you and allow you to live a more authentic, fulfilling and meaningful life.

The book is for both female and male survivors of CSA and sexual violence, whether abused by male or female abusers, either within, or outside the family, or in a religious context. It is a portable resource which will support you when you most need it. It is designed to help you pace your recovery and to create a safe, secure base within that allows you to regain trust in yourself. In reconnecting to yourself you will be able to reconnect to others and the world. Together with your warrior within it will help you to triumph over trauma and move from surviving to thriving to feeling truly alive.

This handbook supports the work done by One in Four and all who work in this field. Its aim is to help survivors outside counselling sessions to cope and control the pace and direction of their healing. Family and friends, as well as counsellors will also find this a useful resource to understand the difficulties faced by survivors and the process of recovery.

You can buy your copy today using the link at the top of this page. Alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‘One In Four UK’ for £10.94 (HQ address details on Contact Details page).

Please include your name and address on the back of the cheque. Books will be posted within 3 working days of funds clearing.

Christiane Sanderson, a respected practitioner and trainer in this field, is the author of the companion volume ‘The Spirit Within’, a One in Four handbook to aid recovery from religious sexual abuse across all faiths, published by One in Four and Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse and An Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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‘The Spirit Within’ Handbook 

Written by Christiane Sanderson

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The Spirit Within is about compassion and healing and aims to provide a unique opportunity for survivors, religious institutions and faith communities to gain a deeper understanding of religious sexual abuse (RSA). It gives voice to survivors’ experiences and through this enables others to listen, and respond more effectively to promote recovery. Its aim is not to be critical to any one denomination or faith, but to increase awareness and to revive the spirit of all who have been harmed by RSA.

Whether experienced in childhood or as an adult, RSA traumatises not only individuals but whole communities. The impact radiates out from survivors to families and partners, religious institutions, faith communities and society as a whole. The spiritual injury associated with RSA can destroy faith in religious institutions, god and that which is sacred. This can shatter spirituality, leading to a loss of spiritual identity, meaning and purpose in life, and isolation from the faith, or spiritual family.

To heal requires an understanding of the many factors that contribute to RSA, both individual and institutional. Listening empathically will promote more effective responses and genuine acknowledgement of harm caused. This will allow for more open and honest communication, and make it possible to help survivors move towards recovery and healing.

The focus is on enabling survivors of RSA to understand their abuse experience and the impact it has had on them and their lives. Most importantly, it emphasises that despite the traumatising effects of RSA and the erosion of faith and spirituality, it is possible to recover from RSA and revive the spirit within to find renewed faith in self and others.

It is only with renewed faith that those affected by RSA can heal, including families, partners, faith communities and religious institutions. Professionals will also find the book useful in supporting victims and survivors, especially counsellors, safeguarding officers, advocacy workers, legal professionals, police officers and those who work with perpetrators.

You can buy your copy today using the link at the top of this page. Alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‘One In Four UK’ for £11.94 (HQ address details on Contact Details page).

Please include your name and address on the back of the cheque. Books will be posted within 3 working days of funds clearing.

Christiane Sanderson, a respected practitioner and trainer in this field, is the author of the companion volume ‘The Warrior Within’, a One in Four handbook to aid recovery from childhood sexual abuse and violence, published by One in Four and Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse and An Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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For professionals

Responding to survivors of child sexual abuse

– A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends by Christiane Sanderson.

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The publication offers advice, guidance and key practice points including how to manage disclosure, identify vulnerabilities, and direct survivors into specialist care pathways. The booklet also contains guidance for partners, families and friends on how best to support survivors and help them recover from past sexual abuse.

The underlying trauma resulting of child sexual abuse is often not recognized or addressed, resulting in survivor waiting years before finding effective support to help them recover from the sexual abuse in childhood. Experience shows when survivors are heard and understood by professionals, they are gradually able to heal and recover. Without appropriate care and support survivors’ coping strategies can be negative and destructive to the well-being of themselves and society in general.

One in Four urges professionals working in areas such as drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, and eating disorders to ask their clients if they have a history of trauma such as CSA, so behaviour can be linked to its underlying cause and patients offered appropriate support, including referral to specialist sexual abuse agencies.

“Sexual abuse is not just something that happened in a person’s childhood. It can remain alive inside them and their families, sustained by secrecy and silence to protect the abuser and other relatives. Trust is often distorted and ultimately destroyed, and it is vital that health professionals understand this process so they can treat survivors and help them to ultimately escape from their past.” Author Christiane Sanderson.

Christiane Sanderson is Senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton with 26 years’ experience working with survivors of CSA. She is also a consultant in both the statutory and voluntary agencies in CSA, sexual violence, domestic abuse and trauma. Christiane has written extensively in this area.

Endorsement for The Guide from Deputy Head Teacher, Responsible for Safeguarding.

“The pocket guide has given useful prompts and guidance – in more depth than is often available.   We have copies in school within Year Offices and it is an extremely handy reference point.”

Survivors’ Voices: Breaking the silence on living with the impact of child sexual abuse in the family environment

Downloadable resource – read alongside the guidebook Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Christiane Sanderson.

This report – and its supplement – reveals the devastating long-term impact of child sexual abuse on individuals and society, and calls for greater awareness by health-related professionals and better access to specialist treatment services for survivors.

These accounts expose a problem that has a far-reaching impact not just on individuals, on families, but also on society as a whole. And describes the long-term pain and trauma suffered after being abused by the people children should have been able to trust the most. This report provides a deeper understanding of what helped survivors, and what is needed for the future.

Despite high profile cases involving celebrities and criminal gangs, evidence suggests around 70% of child sexual abuse takes place within the family. Such is the level of shame and fear that of those who contributed, nearly 90% never informed the police, preferring to stay silent and mask their feelings of chaos, not knowing what help they need.

Survivors’ Voices gives a powerful insight into a problem that remains poorly understood. Through writing these accounts survivors have further come to terms with their past.

The report contains an analysis by child sexual abuse expert Christiane Sanderson of the key themes impacting survivors. Download the expert summary analysis here.  

Deputy Head, with Responsibility for Safeguarding, West Sussex Secondary School.

“Survivors’ Voices is an incredibly hard read, but gives a window into a reality none of us want to admit is out there.

It’s for this reason that we found it very useful to appreciate the full story for survivors.   Students in our schools have had these experiences and as education professionals we don’t always see what happens beyond the school gate – whether through external services or beyond 18.

We now have other stories to share with children in our schools experiencing these traumas. Their knowing the stories from others helps.   Equally it helps us as professionals appreciate how to help survivors.

The focus and reality which came out for me personally when reading it was the absolute need to give survivors as much time and support as possible and not to assume they can just fit in with ‘normal’.”

 

Dr Lee Oughton, General Practitioner and Named GP for Safeguarding

“The impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) is massive.  Victims can take considerable persuasion that they are victims, often believing the abuse is their fault, and that their actions encouraged it.  For those who are not affected by CSA it can be difficult to understand how a victim cannot identify that they were vulnerable, and that they were exploited.  An outsider, looking in, can see this to be plainly obvious.

Christiane Sanderson’s analysis identifies themes which are experienced by so many victims of child sexual abuse and provides insight that I am sure will be helpful to professionals when supporting these victims, helping to expand understanding to allow a greater empathy with the abused.

Survivors have bravely demonstrated it is possible to share the burden and the pain of child sexual abuse, and to unpack the perception of shame and blame that can be so deeply held unconsciously as a core negative belief of themselves.  This is not easy, and sadly for some it is never achieved.  Breaking Silence allows victims to become Warriors.

Breaking Silence is useful for offering insight to professionals working with victims of child sexual abuse, many of whom, however they might try, can never truly understand the devastating impact such asbuse has.  Breaking Silence allows a tiny peak through a window into the world we strive so hard to destroy by seeking to protect vulnerable children.  It give an emotional, impacting insight into a world we may be fortunate not to have experienced, in a way only a victim can share.”

 

Karen Goodman, Professional Officer, British Association of Social Workers (BASW),

“The social work profession is all too aware of the appalling impact of sexual abuse on children and the paucity, in particular of therapeutic services, for survivors. BASW supports the work of One in Four and encourages all professionals in the field to read this report. There is under recognition of both the emotional and economic impact of sexual abuse with a high proportion of those in our mental health and criminal justice systems being survivors, trying to cope with the impact of their abusive histories.”

Counselling skills for working with trauma

Written by Christiane Sanderson

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Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma is a practical, introductory guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse.

Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma accompanied by advice on how to create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore control over trauma symptoms, to aid healing and post traumatic growth. The book covers all of the key principles including: understanding the role of dissociation in complex trauma; the role of attachment; managing flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation; responding to shame and guilt; managing relationships; and the impact of working with complex trauma. It explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and offers techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models.

Featuring highlighted top tips, common pitfalls and a range of exercises, this is an essential guide for all professionals working with child and adult survivors of trauma.

Thomas Doyle, J.C.D., C.A.D.C, a Canon lawyer and outspoken advocate for clergy-abuse victims in the USA, says,

“‘This book is fabulous… the absolute best I have ever read on the trauma associated with sex abuse. Written in clear language, it takes the understanding of the problem and the path to recovery to a new level, revealing the devastating nature of traumatic effects of abuse, but also providing a source of concrete hope through a realistic and attainable treatment and recovery program. The section on understanding complex trauma is a major gem in itself, and should be required reading for anyone involved in sex abuse at any level.”

Christiane Sanderson is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Roehampton with 25 years’ experience of working with survivors of CSA. She is also a consultant and trainer to both statutory and voluntary agencies in CSA, sexual violence, domestic abuse and trauma. She is a Trustee of One in Four.

She has written extensively in this area and her most recent publications include Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma (2010), The Warrior Within: A One in Four handbook to aid recovery from childhood sexual abuse and violence (2010) and The Spirit Within: A one in four handbook on religious sexual abuse across all faiths (2011), Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse (2013) and Counselling Skills for Working with Shame (2015).

You can buy your copy today using the link at the top of this page. Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to ‘One In Four UK’ for £20.81(HQ address details on Contact Details page). Please include your name and address on the back of the cheque. Books will be posted within 3 working days of funds clearing.

Counselling skills for working with shame

Written by Christiane Sanderson

£20.69 + £1.95 postage

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Counselling Skills for Working with Shame helps professionals to understand and identify shame and to build shame resilience in both the client and themselves.

Shame is ubiquitous in counselling where there is an increased vulnerability and risk of exposure to shame. While many clients experience feelings of shame, it is often overlooked in the therapeutic process and as a result can be left untreated. It is particularly pertinent when working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, sexual or domestic violence, or who struggle with addiction. Written in an accessible style, this is a hands-on, skills-based guide which helps practitioners to identify what elicits, evokes or triggers shame. It gives a general introduction to the nature of shame in both client and counsellor and how these become entwined in the therapeutic relationship. It focuses on increasing awareness of shame and how to release it in order to build shame resilience. With points for reflection, helpful exercises, top tips, reminders and suggestions for how to work with clients, this is a highly practical guide for counsellors, therapists, mental health practitioners, nurses, social workers, educators, human resources, trainee counsellors and students.

Dr Rebecca Gray of the University of New South Wales, Australia says,

“Working through chronic shame, while intense and uncomfortable, can be incredibly worthwhile for people, and their counsellors. Sanderson has used extensive reading and clinical experience to develop a resource that will help counsellors, and I suspect their clients, to work with shame, rather than avoiding it. This book will also help well-intentioned but unaware counsellors prevent the loss of clients through inadvertently re-shaming them. Sanderson provides a myriad of tips to help us all navigate the mortifying and isolating effects of toxic shame. And in doing so, will help us move towards a more compassionate way of being, both to ourselves, and to others.”

You can buy your copy today using the link at the top of this page. Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to ‘One In Four UK’ for £22.64 (HQ address details on Contact Details page). Please include your name and address on the back of the cheque. Books will be posted within 3 working days of funds clearing.

Christiane Sanderson is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Roehampton with 25 years’ experience of working with survivors of CSA. She is also a consultant and trainer to both statutory and voluntary agencies in CSA, sexual violence, domestic abuse and trauma. She is a Trustee of One in Four.

She has written extensively in this area and her most recent publications include Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma (2010), The Warrior Within: A One in Four handbook to aid recovery from childhood sexual abuse and violence (2010) and The Spirit Within: A one in four handbook on religious sexual abuse across all faiths (2011), Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse (2013) and Counselling Skills for Working with Shame (2015).

For schools

Whisper

Whisper is written by Ruby C. Waddell and illustrated by Liz Waddell.

£6.99 plus £1.99 post and packaging.

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Whisper is an illustrated story book for young children. It was written to raise awareness to teachers, parents, and guardians about allowing children to be open with their thoughts and feelings and not keep secrets. The actual secret in the story is fictional and vague to allow children to relate it to their own experiences.

Although this book addresses what some people see as adult themes, it has been written specifically for children so that the child reader can feel like it is their book and not an adults book, or a book that an adult has to read to them.

Whisper comes with a guide sheet with questions and tasks for teachers to use to stimulate conversation about the themes in the book.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

This guide for adults in educational groups and settings gives definitions of CSE, lists typical vulnerabilities to look out for, information about the law and advice on effective information sharing between partners which underpins integrated working and is vital for early intervention and safeguarding.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

FGM causes significant harm and constitutes physical and emotional abuse. This guide contains advice for young people and those working with them. It describes signs, symptoms, effects and long-term health consequences, and gives information about what to do if you suspect or know that FGM has occurred.

Helping to prevent suicide

This guide is for anyone who wants to know how to help people of any age who may be thinking of ending their own lives.   Its describes who is at risk, the signs to look out for, and how to engage and help them calmly and compassionately. It also lists facts, myths and organisations that anyone can turn to for help.

Buy all three pocket-sized guides for £3.99 (includes free postage).

Please send a cheque for one of each to One in Four, 219 Bromley Road, London SE6 2PG