Bibliography of Resources by Topic: survivors

This bibliography includes references to books, video and curricula that aim to inform the public about sexual violence and its aftermath.

This is often a difficult topic to discuss and to learn about. We hope that this list will prove useful to individuals and groups searching for information on this topic. These lists are provided for information purposes only. The Arizona Department of Health Services and the University of Arizona do not specifically endorse the materials listed herein. For more information about a specific resource please contact the listed publisher or distributor directly.

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List by Media Type

No! The Rape Documentary: Ending Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women
Survivors and activists discuss rape myths; the role of religion in violence against women; women, incarceration & the impact of sexual abuse; testimonies; and men who speak out against rape. 94-minute DVD. Includes a study guide. Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese available.
Author:
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Release Date Year:
2006
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
AfroLez® Productions, LLC
Releated Topics:
Ending Sexual Assault And Violence Against Women: Breaking Silences Video
Survivors and activists discuss rape myths; the role of religion in violence against women; women, incarceration & the impact of sexual abuse; testimonies; and men who speak out against rape. This video includes footage that was not included in “No! The Rape Documentary”. 112-minute DVD
Author:
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Release Date Year:
2007
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
AfroLez® Productions, LLC
Releated Topics:
Searching for Angela Shelton
This documentary follows Angela Shelton (filmmaker) as she travels across the country to discover that 24 out of 40 women that share the name Angela Shelton have also experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. DVD
Author:
Angela Shelton
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Angela Shelton
Releated Topics:
Survival Story Music Video
Increases awareness and provides hope for sexual assault survivors with an emphasis on male survivors. 4-minute video (VHS) performed by Brett Greeger.
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
Breaking the Culture of Silence
An insight to the impact of culture on four Latina women that have experienced sexual assault. 12-minute bilingual video
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Hispanic community
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
FEAR: Rebecca’s Story
A personal narrative regarding tools for coping from sexual assault victimizations that occurred during adolescence.17-minute video available in VHS or DVD format
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Tim Matsui
Releated Topics:
Stories of Immigrant Survivors of Abuse: Remedies under the Violence Against Women Act
Provides the basic requirements of VAWA and applies the act to immigrant victims of abuse. 25-minute video(Purchase payable to: The Political Asylum Project of Austin)
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
Strong at the Heart: How it Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
Describes personal experiences of men and women who have suffered sexual abuse and the process of healing from their abuse. Reading level: young adults. 176-page book
Author:
Carolyn Lehman
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2005
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Releated Topics:
The Truth About Rape
Reveals different approaches to rape recovery through the personal experience of the author. 327 page book
Author:
Teresa Lauer
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
raperecovery.com
Releated Topics:
The Scorched Earth Book
Expresses victimization, survivorship, and healing through poetry. Includes a CD companion – live recordings of 16 poems.
Author:
Dora E. McQuaid
Release Date Year:
1999
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault (Worlds of Women)
Explores sexual violence from varying angles (e.g., criminology and public health), provides personal stories of rape survivors, and offers strategies to prevent victimization. 292-page book
Author:
Mary E. Odem and Jody Clay-Warner
Available From:
Release Date Year:
1997
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
SR Books
Releated Topics:
Breaking the Culture of Silence
An insight to the impact of culture on four Latina women that have experienced sexual assault. 12-minute bilingual (English and Spanish) video.
Language:
Spanish
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Hispanic community
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
Deadly Games: The Danger of Date Rape Drugs
True story told by a young woman who almost lost her life to from a date rape drug. 15-minute VHS
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Adolescents, Adults
Publisher/Producer:
Releated Topics:
The Day I Will Never Forget
Interviews activists, young women, and matriarchs regarding FGM in Kenya. 92-minute DVD
Author:
Kim Longinotto
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Kim Longinotto
Releated Topics:
Survival Story: The video
Written and performed by Brett Greeger, I.B., to raise awareness about male sexual assault. 4-minute video
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Releated Topics:
How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can do
An all male peer education program designed to increase male empathy and compassion for female victims of rape and reduce male likelihood of assault. Available in DVD format
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
College, Fraternities, High school, Men, Military, Sports teams
Publisher/Producer:
NO MORE, Inc.
Releated Topics:
A View From the Shadows: Exposing the mind of Child Sex Offenders (Vol. I)
Interviews with incarcerated sex offenders, adult survivors, and experts in the field. 18-minute video available in VHS or DVD format
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
GOLDPITT Productions
Releated Topics:
Beyond: Surviving the Reality of Sexual Assault
Follows a woman through a sexual assault, contact with a crisis line, a forensic examination at the hospital, reporting to law enforcement, forensic interviewing, and going to trial. 27-minute video available in VHS or DVD format
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2000
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Journey for Women
Provides guidance to recognizing traumatic effects of child sexual abuse and handling controversial issues of memories, disclosure, and reporting. 264-page book
Author:
Karen A. Duncan
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Praeger Publishers
Releated Topics:
Even From A Broken Web: Brief, Respectful Solution-Oriented Therapy for Sexual Abuse and Trauma
Offers a forward-looking therapy that is described as less traumatic, painful, and disruptive, and honors a survivor’s inherent ability to heal. 208-page book
Author:
William O’Hanlon and Bob Bertolino
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
W.W. Norton & Company
Releated Topics:
Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
A book by queer survivors documenting the difficulties growing up in a culture that denies their gender, sexual, and social identities. 227-page book
Author:
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Haworth Press
No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is addressed from the perspective of Black culture with advice from psychologists, social workers, spiritual leaders, and survivors. 304-page book
Author:
Robin Stone
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Minority / underserved populations, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Broadway Books
Our Stories
Stories of acquaintance rapes told from the perspectives of survivors, friends, and parents. 21-minute VHS
Author:
Meredith Messer
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2000
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Adults, College, High school, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
Meredith Messer
The Children We Sacrifice
Analysis of the social contributions and consequences, harmful effects, and healing strategies regarding child sexual abuse of South Asian girls. 61-minute video
Author:
Grace Poore
Release Date Year:
2000
Language:
English
Media Type:
Video
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
Shakti Productions
Releated Topics:
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse

This book offers male survivors advice from an experienced psychotherapist with stories and statements from other male survivors. 464-page book

Author:
Mike Lew
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2004
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Men, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Perennial Currents
Releated Topics:
Evaluating Services for Survivors Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
An essential book for those designing and implementing program evaluations that address the sensitive issues pertinent to victims of domestic and sexual violence. 200-page book
Author:
Stephen Riger, Larry Bennett, Sharon Wasco, Paul Schewe, Lisa Frohman, Jennifer Camacho, and Rebecca Campbell
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Evaluators, Policy makers, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers
Publisher/Producer:
SAGE Publications
Releated Topics:
Emotionally Involved: The Impact of Researching Rape
Proposes the concept that unbiased research is a myth and that emotional involvement by researchers enriches the study of survivors of sexual violence. 224-page book
Author:
Rebecca Campbell
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2001
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Researchers
Publisher/Producer:
Routledge
Releated Topics:
The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault
This handbook includes the development of a safety plan, support network, and strategies for self-care as it focuses on reclaiming one’s personal power, strength, and success. 190-page book
Author:
Aphrodite Matsakis
Available From:
Release Date Year:
2003
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Not provided
Publisher/Producer:
New Harbinger Publications
Releated Topics:
Shine the Light: Sexual Abuse and Healing in the Jewish Community
Describes unique concerns regarding sexual abuse within the Jewish community in light of historical issues of victimization and self-image. 266-page book
Author:
Rachel Lev
Release Date Year:
2002
Language:
English
Media Type:
Book
Target Audience:
Healthcare providers, Practitioners / Professionals and Service Providers, Survivors
Publisher/Producer:
Northeastern University Press