What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.43 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Mel Langston, PhD, CEO of MOSAC, is a licensed therapist in Astoria, Oregon, with over 30 years of professional experience working with victims, sex offenders, and mothers of sexually abused children. Her Master's thesis was a qualitative and quantitative study of mothers of sexually abused children. Dr. Langston's doctoral dissertation explored health impacts on mothers of sexually abused children, investigating dissociation, PTSD, and somatic effects following disclosure, as well as other factors including gender, age, relationship and severity. She has worked with adult and adolescent offenders and facilitated parent groups. As a clinician in the field of child sexual abuse, she has facilitated trauma therapy with victims, as well as providing support and resources for mothers. Dr. Langston also presents at local and national professional conferences. Because Dr. Langston is a mother of sexually abused children, she has herself experienced the chaos and confusion following disclosure of a child's sexual abuse, and she has asked the question, Is there a book I can read that tells me what to do next? In 2010, Dr. Langston launched www.MOSAC.net as well as subsequent Facebook and Twitter accounts and a Facebook mothers' support group. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Langston has responded to thousands of queries from mothers and professionals around the world.
Leona Puma, writer, mother and trauma survivor with experience of child sexual abuse, seeks to help mothers and children move from victimhood to recovery and resilience, from surviving to thriving.