Responding to a Sexual Abuse Outcry

Sexual Abuse Intervention Handbook

by Susan Witts



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/14/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781524524821
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781524524838
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781524524814

About the Book

The reaction of the person a child tells is an important factor in their recovery. Many families across America have had their children removed for failing to react appropriately when faced with the information that their child is a victim of sexual abuse. Most have stated that they were in shock, not sure what to do because of the lack of books about this topic. Responding to a Sexual Abuse Outcry was created to help families cope with this experience. There are over forty-two million survivors of sexual abuse in America. Research has shown children of sexual abuse survivors are at a higher risk of becoming victims themselves.’s goal, by publishing this resource, is to break the cycle of abuse and end the epidemic of sexual abuse. Every parent, childcare professional, law enforcement staff, caseworker, teacher, and religious/crisis intervention organization can benefit from the information in this book.

About the Author

About the Author Susan Witts, specializing in sexual abuse prevention initiatives for over twelve years, has worked with a variety of grassroots, community nonprofit, criminal justice–based, and statewide organizations to improve services for sexual abuse survivors. She has facilitated sexual abuse intervention classes for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and formerly volunteered for over eleven years as a rape crisis and victims’ services advocate. Susan has a bachelor’s degree in business from Northwood University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. Susan has developed adult and youth education and prevention programs for the past fifteen years and was appointed to serve on city boards and commissions, receiving a recognition certificate from the mayor after six years of service. Susan is active in youth ministries and enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty-three years and her teenage and adult children and two grandchildren.