Reading Group Guide for I Met Her Before

Online Resources

Journey to Heal Ministries:

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child  Abuse:

National Institute of Mental Health:

Rape, Abuse, Incest, Neglect Network:

Survivors of Incest Anonymous:

The Younique Foundation:

Therapy for Black Girls: https:

The Second Wound



Bessel van der Kolk, MD, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Beverly Engel, LMFT, It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion

Chrystine Oksana, Safe Passage to Healing: A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse

Dan B. Allender, Healing the Wounded Heart

E. Sue Blume, Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women

Frank Meadows, Jesus, Healer of the Brokenhearted

Ivy Bonk, PhD, Lost: Finding My Way Back to a Place I’ve Never Been

Joan Hunter, Freedom Beyond Comprehension: Severing Your Painful Past

Patti Feuereisen, PhD, Invisible Girls: Speaking the Truth About Sexual Abuse

Sharyn Higdon Jones, MA, LMFT, Healing Steps: A Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Intensive Recovery Services

PEARL HAVEN, a new program of Ho‘ōla Nā Pua, is a premier Special Treatment Facility (STF) that opened in the Spring of 2021. Pearl Haven’s 32-bed, residential treatment program, is the first of its kind in Hawaii, designed to provide trauma-informed therapeutic services for youth ages 11-17, who have complex trauma or are diagnosed with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances (SEBD) as a result of likely sexual exploitation or trafficking.

Live Another Day-believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.