Boston, MA, January 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Unlike many books about rape that include brief excerpts of survivors’ words, "To the Survivors" delivers uncensored stories from those who have been sexually abused plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarly raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly.
Written for the millions of people affected by sexual trauma, "To the Survivors" is a compassionate guide through a painful subject with a focus on true justice, hope and forgiveness. It reveals dark truths and hidden injustices to the reader while simultaneously offering inspiring messages.
"To the Survivors" is a timeless resource for a world that struggles with the repercussions of sexual violence. It is available in both print and ebook formats.
From Publishers Weekly
"Rape counselor Uttaro draws upon his years of experience to warn that sexual abuse is far more prevalent than most people suspect, and provides a moving series of survivor stories. Uttaro persuasively argues that each survivor's story is unique—and this militates one-size-fits-all advice. The surprising revelations of the survivors Uttaro interviews corroborate his claim that justice is an individual concept that depends on what redress survivors seek. Uttaro's assurances that survivors are not defined by sexual abuse offer the possibility of a positive resolution. This book is both informative for the general public and supportive for those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is hard to imagine that members of either group will not gain from reading it." (Starred Review)
To the Survivors
One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence
By Robert Uttaro
Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation, Mental Health, Self-Help Abuse and Spirituality/Personal Growth, Christianity, Education & Teaching, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, and Women's Studies
From The Author:
Robert Uttaro currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is in his eighth year of working and volunteering as a rape crisis counselor, public speaker and community educator. Inspired by his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice, he continues to embrace a life-long commitment to activism and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence. Serving as a counselor, Uttaro supports rape survivors and their significant others through various legal and case management issues. He also facilitates workshops aimed at education, prevention and exposure of the realities of sexual violence.
Uttaro is currently touring many universities and high schools throughout Massachusetts. A recent significant blessing for Uttaro was the opportunity to address soldiers of the United States Army at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Virginia.
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