Praise for You Can Help
"This warm and wise book was written from strength born of hard work and deep understanding. Universal and personal, passionate and compassionate,
You Can Help
is a gift to survivors and those who love them and will prove a valuable asset for professionals who work with trauma."
— MIKE LEW
Author of Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse and Leaping Upon The Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse.
Co-Director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center, Brookline, MA.
"Given how rampant child sexual abuse is, there should be dozens of books like You Can Help; and yet, this is the only one I know of. Luckily, Rebecca Street’s guide is terrific. Literally millions of friends and family members of victims feel or have felt powerless or confused. That doesn't need to happen any more. Real answers and solid practical guidance are right here in these valuable pages."
— DAVID CLOHESSY
Executive Director, SNAP
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
St. Louis, MO.
"Rebecca Street’s book, You Can Help offers a miraculous blend of compassion and pragmatic advice about how to help survivors of abuse. Ms. Street shows great bravery and understanding as she explains her own journey from abuse to healing, and shares the knowledge she has distilled from it. She offers her expertise with a gentle directness that should ease the way for anyone struggling to comfort a loved one who has been subjected to violence. My research on adult development has taught me that the problem of abuse is widespread and profound. I hope this book reaches as many individuals as possible; it has great potential to speed the healing process."
— CONNIE GERSICK, Ph.D
Faculty Co-Founder, UCLA Women’s Leadership Institute
Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Management
Senior Research Associate, Lansberg, Gersick and Associates, New Haven, CT.
" You Can Help is an inspirational and beautifully written guidebook for people who are associated with victims of traumatic sex crimes. When such devastating events occur, friends and family members are often at a loss as to how to respond. Ms. Street provides guidance from both a personal and objective perspective. Her insights, and those of the other survivors in the book, offer a myriad of truly useful suggestions. I highly recommend You Can Help to anyone who wants to make a difference in the life of someone who has been sexually victimized."
— ALAN HILFER, Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist; Director of Psychology Internship Training
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
"Rebecca Street’s courageous, sensitive and well-written book, You Can Help is a much needed resource for educating and empowering survivors, their friends and family members, and the professionals who work with them. As a psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years, sadly I have seen far too many people affected by sexual trauma, and I wish that I could have given this book to every single one of them."
— MARTHA E. MILLER, LCSW
Stress Resilience Educator and Consultant
Private Practice, New York, N.Y.
"Rebecca Street’s book, You Can Help is a great resource for family and friends of victims of sexual trauma as well as for the victims themselves. The author recounts her own story of recovery while providing hope, encouragement, and practical tips for those wishing to participate in the healing of a loved one who has been victimized. Street takes it a step farther by including stories from a wide range of other sexual abuse and assault survivors who share moving first-person examples of their own journeys to recovery."
— KIRK RAY SMITH, MS
Former President & CEO
Greater Springfield, MA.