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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Suggested Reading

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Suggested Reading
Some books on sexual and domestic violence for healing, recovery, and protection.
Women's Self-Defense
  • Self-Defense: The Womanly Art of Self-Care, Intuition, and Choice,
    Debbie Leung, 1991
  • Self-Defense: Steps to Success,
    Joan M. Nelson, 1991
  • Her Wits About Her: Self-Defense Success Stories by Women,
    Denise Caignon and Gail Groves, 1987
Self-Esteem and Anger
  • Women and Self-Esteem,
    Linda Tschirhart Sanford and Mary Ellen Donovan, 1985
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships,
    Harriet Goldhor Lerner, 1989
For Rape Survivors
  • Who's Afraid of the Dark?,
    Cynthia Carosella, 1995
  • Free of the Shadows: Recovering from Sexual Violence,
    Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay, 1989
  • Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor's Journal,
    Migael Scherer, 1992
For Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • The Courage to Heal,
    Laura Davis and Ellen Bass, 1994
  • Victims No Longer,
    Mike Lew, 1988 (for men)
For Partners or Parents of Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Allies in Healing,
    Laura Davis, 1991
  • Helping your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse,
    Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay, 1992
  • The Mother's Book: How to Survive the Molestation of Your Child,
    Carolyn M. Byerly, 1992
Escaping Domestic Violence
  • Defending Our Lives: Getting Away from Domestic Violence
    & Staying Safe
    Susan Murphy-Milano, 1996
  • You Can Be Free,
    Ginny NiCarthy, 1989
  • Getting Free,
    Ginny NiCarthy, 1982
  • The Ones Who Got Away,
    Ginny NiCarthy, 1987
  • Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships,
    Evelyn C. White, 1995
  • Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering,
    Kerry Lobel, 1986
For Teenagers
  • No is Not Enough,
    Caren Adams, Jennifer Fay, and Jane Loreen Martin, 1984
  • TOP SECRET: Sexual Assault Information for Teenagers Only,
    King County Rape Relief (call King County Sexual Assault Resource Center 206-226-5062)
For Children
  • It's My Body,
    Lory Freeman, 1982 (for pre-schoolers)
  • Color Me Safe, Strong, and Free,
    Lynne Landau, 1984 (for ages 3 - 7),
    (call Community Advocates 503-280-1388)
  • A Very Touching Book,
    Jan Hindman, 1983 (for elementary school age)
  • The Children's Problem Solving Book,
    Elizabeth Crary, 1982
Community Safety
  • 50 Ways to a Safer World,
    Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans and Barrie Levy, 1997