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Survivors’ Stories: Navigating Parenthood After Surviving Child Sexual Abuse 

Fears and triggers resulting from child sexual abuse can affect survivors’ parenting practices in adulthood, leading them to overprotect their children in a world they view as unsafe. In this unique research, detailed in the July issue of Journal of Counseling & Development, authors Maria Haiyasoso and Heather Trepal use narratology and survivors’ personal artifacts to describe the parenting experiences of nine women. These shared stories, expressed in the participants’ own words, empower counselors to help other survivors explore the relational images that guide their parenting, encourage relational resilience, and develop healthier connections with their children.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Volume 97 ■ Number 3 ■ July 2019

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Survivors’ Stories: Navigating Parenthood After Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
Maria Haiyasoso and Heather Trepal


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From the Editor
Matthew E. Lemberger-Truelove, Editor

Influence of Attachment Style on Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Posttraumatic Growth
Kristina M. Nelson, W. Bryce Hagedorn, and Glenn W. Lambie

Individual and Group Child-Centered Play Therapy: Impact on Social-Emotional Competencies
Sarah M. Blalock, Natalya Lindo, and Dee C. Ray

Relationships Between Treatment Attitudes, Psychological Symptoms, Emotional Competence, and Help-Seeking Intentions
Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski, Anne R. Limowski, Samuel N. Kreper, and Michael J. McDermott

Expanding Perspectives: Systemic Approaches to College Students Experiencing Depression
Sean Newhart, Patrick R. Mullen, and Daniel Gutierrez

Survivors’ Stories: Navigating Parenthood After Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
Maria Haiyasoso and Heather Trepal

Examining the Clinical Efficacy of Core Transformation: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Dinesh J. Braganza, Ralph L. Piedmont, Jesse Fox, Geraldine M. Fialkowski, and Richard M. Gray

Movies as a Therapeutic Technique in School-Based Counseling Groups to Reduce Parent–Adolescent Conflict
Lubna Tannous Haddad and Zipora Shechtman

Cognitive Complexity: Differentiation and Integration in Counseling Practice and Training
Brett D. Wilkinson and John A. Dewell

SHORES: A Practical Mnemonic for Suicide Protective Factors
Jenny L. Cureton and Matthew Fink
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