Synopses & Reviews
For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer
is the next step.
The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:
- Identify and validate their childhood experiences
- Explore strategies of survival and healing
- Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
- Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
- Make choices that aren't determined by abuse
Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader.
Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process -- speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor.
“Passionate and compassionate , both speaking out on behalf of male victims and illuminating a number of pathways toward healing.” David Fineklhor, Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire
“The most important resource for men healing from past sexual abuse. Comprehensive, compassionate and clear, it offers hope.... Wendy Maltz, author of The Sexual Healing Journey
“The first book I recommend to new clients.” Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., Male Survivor Retreat Chairperson
“Victims No Longer breaks the isolation, shame and sense of uniquness that most male survivors struggle with. Ken Singer, LCSW, Executive Director, NJ Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
“Accessible, moving, and validating... a beacon of hope for sexually abused men and their loved ones..” Richard Gartner, Ph.D., author of Betrayed as Boys
“As an Episcopal priest...I depend upon Mike Lews insights in my daily work.” The Reverend Anne C. Fowler, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, MA
“A touchstone of gtuidance, hope and understanding that helps therapists, survivors and their loved ones.” -Ernesto Mujica, Ph.D.
“Victims No Longer sits on my desk as a reference guide for both myself and my clients.” Vicki Polin, M.A., ATR, LCPC, Director and Founder, The Awareness Center
“Victims No Longer will remain for years to come the original resource manual for adult male survivors.” Hank Estrada, P.L.E.A, the National Organization for Male Survivors
“We finally have a book which can offer men support on their journey towards recovery and healing.” Dan Sexton, Survivors of Child Abuse Program of Childhelp USA
“Male victims carry a particular burden of shame. Victims No Longer helps to lift the burden.” Judith Herman, M.D., author of Father-Daughter Incest
“The definitive book on men who were abused. I refer other professionals to the book and make it required reading.” Joe Amico, M.Div., CAS, CSAC, President, National Association for Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals
About the Author
Mike Lew, M.Ed., a psychotherapist and group therapy leader, is co-director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center in Newton Centre, MA. He provides public lectures, professional trainings, and workshops for survivors nationwide, and he has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Sally Jessy Raphael," and many other television and radio programs.