Stolen Tomorrows

Stolen Tomorrows

Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the emotional and pyschological issues encountered by female sexual abuse victims and offers a message of hope and support for recovery.

Norton Pub
Acclaimed psychotherapist Steven Levenkron's Stolen Tomorrows is a breakthrough book that will encourage the 30 percent of women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. It illustrates the emotional and psychological devastation inflicted on young girls when they experience childhood sexual abuse, exploring varied situations and settings in which this abuse takes place, focusing on the child's experiences at the time of the assault, as well as the emotional, behavioral, and psychological problems that emerge in adolescence and adulthood. A common theme emerges in therapy sessions: self-hatred, low self-esteem, fearfulness, and an abiding sense of personal debasement. But this book offers an uplifting message. In addition to giving therapists and other helpers an empathic insight, Stolen Tomorrows will enable the survivor to recognize herself in both her personal history and her current struggle to overcome the legacy of abuse.
From the psychotherapist who offered groundbreaking work on self-mutilation, an examination of the psychology of victims of sexual abuse.

Book News
A psychotherapist in New York City, Levenkron explains the adulthood outcomes of childhood sexual abuse and the damage it wreaks, examining what was going on during the child's growing years and how these experiences affect and shape her growth. He also describes and discusses means of recovery, including forms of psychotherapy, medication, caring friends, support groups, and family involvement. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

A breakthrough study of the psychological aspects of sexual abuse examines the emotional and psychological repercussions of such trauma--including self-hatred, low self-esteem, fear, and a sense of personal debasement--while sharing an uplifting message of support for survivors on how to overcome the legacy of abuse.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393060867
Branch Call Number: 616.8583 L576s
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Levenkron, Abby


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Sep 24, 2009

This book was very helpful. I do however, have one major objection. The author consistently make personal judgement about the severity of an individuals... for example, saying one case has more right to be in trauma then another case example. As far as I know... this boarders on unethical.


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