First published in 1998. A research-based resource for helping professionals dealing with women who were sexually abused by female perpetrators, mainly mothers and grandmothers, this text focuses on the female perpetrator, defining what treatments have been found workable and providing an overview of the available literature. Secondly, the authors share the results from interviews with 85 women adult women survivors. Their journals, poems and artwork have been collated with what the women themselves have found to be both helpful and counterproductive methods of healing. The authors outline intentions and procedures for nonverbal methods of treatment that have proved effective in practice.