Book 5:  “I Only Said” I was telling you the truth

Suitable for ages 12 years and above

Ruby's life was perfect until her eleventh birthday. That day everything fell apart and her innocence and childhood were robbed from her forever.

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Issues Addressed:

  • Suicide prevention
  • Betrayal
  • Deceit
  • Isolation within the family
  • The 'grooming process'
  • Manipulation and discrediting
  • Mis-placed guilt and self-disgust
  • The consequences of self-preservation
  • Coping with inter-agency involvement
  • Familial denial
  • Despair, hopelessness and terror
  • The benefits of the group process (combats isolation, challenges self-blame, provides empathy, removes shame and gives support)
  • The impact of sexual abuse upon future relationships
  • Coping with flashbacks
  • The impact of hidden, covert family rules
  • Psycho-drama techniques to express anger and loss
  • Guided imagery to increase emotional safety and to liberate the self
  • Techniques to strengthen the ability to self-soothe and nurture the self
  • Eliciting a positive attitude towards a bright future