Sarah is a sexual abuse survivor, and her story is told in the form of a journal. The focus is not on
the abuse, but on the healing process. Sarah lives in a safe place, with her grandmother full time, and
is trying to overcome the feeling of being dirty. Gram is a wonderful influence for Sarah and provides
many outlets for her feelings. Sarah's Waterfall offers strategies for coping with the
psychological trauma of sexual abuse that can be used by other children and offers normalization
and healing ideas for their therapists and caretakers.
This look at the feelings of an abused child through that child's eyes can let other victims know that
they are not alone, and offer comfort and grounding for them. The exercises that Sarah uses in the book
have been developed by professionals in the field of child psychology for the treatment of abuse victims.
The illustrations are marvelous, inspiring paintings that show Sarah's story through a child's
perspective. This book should be in the hands of every professional therapist who works with abused
children and in every school and library. It's a specialized tool with a specific audience in mind,
though it could be read by, or to, any child to lay a foundation for prevention of sexual abuse.