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    Posted June 22, 2014 by

    Surviving and Thriving after Childhood Sexual Abuse

    It is reported that 1 in 4 woman and 1 in 6 men have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their life. While many of these people don't find their lives forever altered by their experience, what about those whose abuse is severe enough to literally re-wire their brains into survival mode?

    It is now known that adverse childhood events can cause long-term changes to the brain beginning at a young age. But what does that really mean?

    Author Steven Whitacre shows us just what it's like to live a life in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. While there are many books written by women that touch upon this subject, few have been written by men, and none take you to this level of gritty rawness.

    Childhood sexual abuse doesn't just affect the victim. It affects the lives of almost everybody they come in contact with - whether it's friends, family, or lovers, we all have our lives altered in some way by what happens to our children, and the book 'My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood' shows us just how far reaching that impact is.

    As a society, we have a tendency to sweep incestuous childhood sexual abuse of boys under the rug. We don't want to think about it or deal with it, but 'My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood' rips off the covers and puts it all out there in the hopes that it will start a dialog and bring the issue to light where it can begin to be addressed as the problem that it is.

    Now available on Amazon, 'My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood' doesn't just detail the trials and tribulations of growing up a male victim of abuse, but more importantly shows that healing is possible and offers hope to those still suffering.
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