Writinginamerica.com is proud to announce the e-publication of the pioneering work in its field — Without Consent: How to Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse, 1989, by Carol Jarvis-Kirkendall and Jeffery Kirkendall. The 2012 updated e-edition is now available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This time-tested, critically acclaimed book can be purchased for $.99 and downloaded to your e-reader, PC, i-pad, and more. If you want to go to any of the book sellers that carry original printed copies, be sure to first click “Without Consent – updated!” to read what the authors have included in the new edition.
EXCERPTS of ORIGINAL REVIEWS
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
. . . Throughout, the authors are clear and unequivocal in their support of victims, in their affirmation of strengths, and in their belief in the possibility of healing. . . . we would recommend Without Consent enthusiastically for collaborative use by therapists and survivors. . . it distills the body of existing knowledge in a way which is lucid , accessible, affirmative, and above all, empowering, to survivors involved in the process of healing. – Ellen Burns, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
. . . Just as Freud labeld the “unconscious the golden road to the conscious,” the novice counselor will find this book to be the golden road to the world of the sexually abused victim; for it provides clear, concise and easily understood concepts regarding sexual abuse. – Peterann M. Siehl. Professor of Educational Foundations and Inquiry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLERGY REPORT . . . as a minister, educator, therapist or leader this constitutes an excellent resource handbook to be read, reread and passed around in your sphere of influence. I highly encourage you to add it to the “most needed” books in your library. – Ron Beams
PASTORAL LIFE . . . Parents, guardians, clergy, counselors, social workers and others who love their children and want to guard and protect them from such abuses will do well to read the book. . . Does America love her children? That’s a question which Without Consent unwittingly evokes. – Rev. Ignatius Rasquinha, New York, NY
SEXUALITY INFORMATION and EDUCATION COUNCIL of the UNITED STATES . . . I believe it (Without Consent) would also function as a helpful primer for educators, law enforcement personnel, medical workers, and anyone else who deals with those who have been abused in their day-to-day lives (and that includes almost all of us at some time or another). . . I was struck by how the authors encouraged those who have been abused to draw on the same strengths that helped them survive the abusive experience itself, in order to help them recover and lead active, joyful lives. – Carol Cassel, PhD, Director of the Institute for Sexuality Education and Equity.
PSYCHOTHERAPY BOOK CLUB
. . . The authors promote a balanced approach to confronting and resolving issues resulting from childhood abuse. . . Without Consent offers victims a proven workable framework for overcoming childhood sexual abuse. . . Without Consent is at the forefront of understanding and treating childhood sexual abuse. Families and friends of victims will gain important insights. Mental health professionals, clergy, and teachers will find it an invaluable resource.
THE UPPER PENNINSULA CATHOLIC The Newpaper of the Diocese of Marquette
. . . Since this is a “clinical” book the authors do not give a hint of a personal religious background. Nevertheless they have sound principles which are consistent with most ethical and religious systems, particularly in their emphasis on commitment in relationships. . . . Without Consent is painful to read. More than once I felt deep pain and anger at what children experienced. However, it is an important book and deserves a wide readership and pastoral implementation of its suggestions. – Regis Walling