The Truth About Sexual Abuse
New and Revised Edition
Published: September 2009
About the Book
The statistics are staggering.
One in four girls will experience sexual abuse by the time she is sixteen, and 48 percent of all rapes involve a young woman under the age of eighteen. It’s not surprising then, that in a society where sexual abuse of young women is rampant, many women never share their stories. They remain hidden and invisible.
In her pioneering work with young survivors through the last thirty years, Dr. Patti Feuereisen has helped teen girls and young women to find their voices, begin healing, and become visible.
In this revised second edition, Dr. Patti’s gentle guidance and the girls’ powerful stories continue to create an encouraging message: Remarkable healing is possible if girls learn to share their stories in their teens and early twenties. With a new introduction, new chapters, and updated resources, this new edition of Invisible Girls has even more to offer girls, young women, and those who care about them.
“Invisible Girls speaks the truth of sexual abuse like no other book has dared.”
—LYN MIKEL BROWN, author of Packaging Girlhood, Raising Their Voices, and Girlfighting
“If you are a teenage girl, this book may save your life. Invisible Girls will help you see the truth.”
—KARRIE HIGGINS, Invisible Insurrection
“I want to buy this book and send it overnight express to my friends who have gone through such torments, because I feel it can bring peace and understanding to them.”
—MISS GEORGIA PEACH, singer, The Short Fuses
“Without using scare tactics, Dr. Feuereisen's urgent message is to seek trusted assistance as soon as possible. There is no time like the present, especially when you know you are not alone.”
—RH Reality Check