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    Families in Recovery

    • How to break the silence and tell the family
    • Recovery steps for siblings and parents
    • Rebuilding a healthy family structure

    Few things can mean more to survivors of childhood sexual abuse than the support of their families, yet few traumas have such potential to rip families apart. With a compassionate hand, psychotherapist Beverly Engel leads survivors and their families through the difficult, cathartic process of mutual recovery. Whether you are:

    • A survivor who is considering telling your family; who has already disclosed the abuse and was not believed; or who wants to reconcile with estranged family members; or
    • A family member who wants to know what you can do to help a¬†survivor of¬†sexual abuse; who is having trouble believing a relative could be an abuser; or who feels guilty because you didn’t take action to stop the abuse;

    Families in Recovery offers guidance and encouragement. With new insights on the healing power of forgiveness, the second edition of this groundbreaking work is an invaluable tool for families as they work together toward growth and healing.

    Psychotherapy in Private Practice
    Extremely valuable.

    Steven Farmer
    A straightforward and sensible guidebook that answers questions not only for the survivors of sexual abuse but for anyone closely involved with the survivor.

    Patti McDermott, M.F.T. author of Sisters and Brothers
    At last…a book for family members of survivors.

    Midwest Book Review
    A fine healing guide for all.


    Book History

    • Recommended by National Clearinghouse for Family Violence–Health Canada
    • Hardcover – Lowell House, Los Angeles, 1994