A documentary about surviving incest and child sexual abuse.
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The Healing Years points the way toward a hopeful future for survivors of abuse, and is a key tool for professionals working within the field of counseling, prevention and education. It has been endorsed by hundreds of professionals and organizations such as Child Help USA, Justice for Children, The American Psychological Association and the National Resource Center on Sexual Violence.
"This documentary does the most difficult, almost impossible feat: it admits the sick and cruel past. In doing so, it becomes therapy for a healthy future. This is an exhibition of abundant courage and great heart. Thank you."
"This is one of the best videos on child sexual abuse and incest! The Healing Years is a powerful experience, which will make an excellent training tape for all interested in working with and for survivors. I'm using it in my classes!"
Dr. Jon Conte, Professor of Social Work, University of Washington
"These authentic voices are inspiration for everyone who has suffered abuse or who have family and friends who have survived sexual trauma."
Patricia Giggans, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Center, Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women
"The Healing Years takes the shame and betrayal of child sexual abuse and turns this trauma into a message of hope, healing and empowerment."
William G. Steiner, Childhelp USA
"An excellent film...Highly recommended for child abuse and domestic violence professionals, therapists, and teachers."
"This powerhouse of a film profiles three strong, vibrant survivors of child sexual abuse who convincingly tell us -- once and for all -- that we must take back our lives. This documentary banishes shame & celebrates women's power."
Laura Davis, co-author, "Courage to Heal"
"After viewing The Healing Years documentary, I have ordered a copy for our Education Resource Center . There is a clear correlation between adult substance abuse and addiction issues and childhood sexual abuse. This film is an effective and powerful community teaching tool that promotes a healing message, yet also challenges the viewer by bringing them face to face with the pain that sexual abuse causes"
Mary Pat Angelini, Executive Director, Substance Abuse Resources/Prevention and Education Network, A United Way Agency, and the National council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
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