Shattering Silences is the first book to cover these new approaches and partnerships. Christopher Johnston shows how the people and organizations implementing these new approaches are having far-reaching impacts on helping victims heal and making it more likely that predators will be arrested and sentenced. His in-depth portrayals of the altruistic and hard-working people behind these radical approaches—based on seven years of interviews—provide a template of best practices for other organizations and communities to follow. With sexual assault taking center stage these days, this book is more important than ever.
SubtitleStrategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice
AuthorBy Christopher Johnston
Published1 May 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
—Scott Armstrong, senior editor responsible for narrative cover stories, The Christian Science Monitor
“Finally, a book that addresses how best to help survivors of sexual assault! In Shattering Silences, Johnston compiles the best practices from experts and shares them with communities seeking effective ways to support victims and help them to heal. It's a book that's long overdue.” —Janine Latus, advocate and author of the international bestseller If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder and Liberation
"Shattering Silences captures the beginning of a cultural sea change that is altering our nation’s perspective on sexual violence . . . It is our hope that readers are inspired to address this important issue by holding elected leaders accountable, treating victims with compassion and respect, and pressing the criminal justice system to take sexual assault seriously." —Ilse Knechet, Joyful Heart Foundation, national organization devoted to transforming society’s response to sexual assault