Resources for Survivors and Supporters

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual violence, there are a whole range of resources out there for you.

Self-Care Guides

Somerset and Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) has a selection of guides about taking care of yourself, or supporting a loved one, through the recovery process, including Polish, Chinese, Arabic, Somali and easy-read versions.

https://www.sarsas.org.uk/self-help-guides/

 Books

  • Ouaine Bain & Maureen Sanders – Out in the open: A guide for young people who have been sexually abused
  • Ellen Bass & Laura Davis – The courage to heal
  • Laura Davis – The courage to heal workbook
  • Linda A Ledray – Recovering from rape
  • Aphrodite Matsakis – The rape recovery handbook: Step-by-step help for survivors of sexual assault
  • Robin Warshaw – I never called it rape

 Survivor accounts

  • Maya Angelou – I know why the caged bird sings
  • Sylvia Fraser – My father’s house: A memoir of incest and healing
  • Abi Grant – Words can describe
  • Jill Saward & Wendy Green – Rape, my story

 Academic books about rape and other forms of sexual violence

  • Susan Estrich – Real Rape: How the legal system victimizes women who say no
  • Liz Kelly – Surviving Sexual Violence

 Resources for Professionals

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