Award-Winning Self-Help Book Guides Survivors in Healing from the Devastation of Childhood Abuse

Honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month by Beginning A Healing Journey with a Blueprint for Healing

Online PR News – 23-April-2021 – Houston Texas – Honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month by beginning a healing journey.

The statistics on sexual abuse and assault are staggering.
• 1 in 5 children is sexually abused before they turn 18.
• More than 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact at some point in their lives.

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by her grandfather, Denise Bossarte knows what these statistics mean on a very personal level. In her award-winning book, Thriving after Sexual Abuse: Break Your Bondage to the Past and Live a Life You Love, she writes with fierce candor as she shares her own traumatic experience with childhood sexual abuse, and then lays out is a self-help blueprint for healing for the survivors who are the real people behind all the statistics.

“Seldom do you get a book that is both wildly practical and ferociously courageous. Dr. Bossarte somehow manages both in this important work.” — Andrew J. Bauman, therapist, cofounder & director of the Christian Counseling Center: For Sexual Health & trauma (CCC), author of The Sexually Healthy Man: Essays on Spirituality, Sexuality, & Restoration

Including a foreword by therapist Beverly Engel, considered one of the world’s leading experts on abuse, Thriving After Sexual Abuse is the ultimate comprehensive guide for survivors and for those who care for them. Thriving provides tips and suggestions for readers to seek help, self-reflect, and pursue healing through a range of activities and practices and offers tangible strategies for readers to reclaim their lives and move forward to a life of Thriving.

“As survivors of abuse, we need to know we are not alone and that there are others out there who have not only survived, but who are thriving in a life they love. Denise Bossarte courageously offers us her survivor story, full of honesty, personal experiences, and the healing tools and practices that have supported her growth and helped her find joy and freedom along her journey.” —Nicole Braddock Bromley, founder of OneVOICE and OneVOICE4freedom, host of The OneVOICE Podcast, author of HUSH and director of UNLEASH virtual survivor support groups

A quarterfinalist 2019 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest, Self-Help Category, Thriving After Sexual Abuse is available online at in both paperback and as a Kindle download and Barnes & Nobel and Apple iTunes in ebook format. For more information or to request an interview, contact the author at


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