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.
SubtitleNew Approaches to Healing Survivors of Rape and Bringing Their Assailants to Justice
AuthorBy Christopher Johnston
Published13 February 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
—Scott Armstrong, senior editor responsible for narrative cover stories, The Christian Science Monitor
“Christopher Johnston’s reporting brought national attention to our community’s comprehensive efforts to fight sexual violence and has opened readers’ eyes to this evidence-based, collaborative approach to serving victims of rape and sexual abuse.” —Sondra Miller, President & CEO, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
“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