I know how overwhelming it can be find help after finding out about the abuse. Here are some resources to get you started on the road to recovery: 


Recognizing the symptoms of abuse:    (3 minutes)

How trauma impacts the body:  (9 minutes)

Trauma focused treatment:  (27 minutes)

Survivor’s TED Talk on the need for support in recovery:   (14 minutes)

Video guide for caregivers:   (45 minutes, 5 videos)


The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry, et al.

What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC), Mel Langston PhD & Leona Puma

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse, Caren Adams & Jennifer J. Fay


Resources for victim recovery:

Cordisco & Saile LLC,

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Organization (RAINN),

Child Welfare Information Gateway,  (This link has numerous national resources)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN),

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), 

Enough Abuse, 

Helping Survivors, 

Resources for prevention:

Centers for Disease Control,


Prevent Child Abuse,

Erin’s Law, 

Zero Abuse Project,