1st Edition

We Are Not Alone A Teenage Girl's Personal Account of Incest from Disclosure Through Prosecution and Treatment

By Jade Christine Angelica Copyright 2002

    This step-by-step guide is designed to help sexually abused teenage girls through the legal and emotional processes of dealing with what has been done to them. We Are Not Alone: A Teenage Girl's Personal Account of Incest from Disclosure Through Prosecution and Treatment tells the first-person story of Jane, whose father molested her. It addresses emotional issues, clarifies the legal process, and helps readers understand their reactions to abuse. This helpful book can help readers gain the strength they need to heal from the confusion, loneliness, and shame of having been the victim of a sexual predator. We Are Not Alone: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals and Parents Supporting Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse is also available as a companion volume for therapists, teachers, legal and law enforcement professionals, and parents of the victim.

    • Introduction
    • Welcome to the Teen Reader
    • Identification of Characters
    • Section 1. I'm Jane
    • Section 2. The First Time I Told
    • Section 3. Making a Report
    • Section 4. The Investigation Begins
    • Section 5. I'm Sorry, Mom
    • Section 6. The Interview
    • Section 7. After the Interview
    • Section 8. Counseling
    • Section 9. Prosecution Begins
    • Section 10. Pretrial Testimony
    • Section 11. Counseling Support
    • Section 12. Waiting
    • Section 13. At School
    • Section 14. The Indictment
    • Section 15. The Arraignment
    • Section 16. Waiting Again
    • Section 17. The Empty Courtroom
    • Section 18. Pretrial Details
    • Section 19. Delays and Preparations
    • Section 20. The Trial Begins
    • Section 21. In Court
    • Section 22. Cross-Examination
    • Section 23. Instructions to the Jury
    • Section 24. The Verdict
    • Section 25. After the Trial
    • Section 26. Victim Impact Statement
    • Section 27. Sentencing
    • Section 28. Toward Recovery
    • Section 29. Guiding Questions
    • Support People I Can Depend On
    • How It Happened for Me: A Diagram
    • Glossary


    Jade Christine Angelica