Since the book Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse was published in 2006 it has helped thousands of girls to heal from sexual abuse. You have written hundreds of emails and reached out from all over the world. Because of the amazing response -Seal Press has released the Second Edition of Invisible Girls September 2009. We have added 100 pages - a new chapter on prostitution as sex abuse, another chapter with your emails and stories, and a new introduction. This edition even has an index. I am so proud of all of us! Together we are changing the culture of sex abuse and teaching the world that unfortunately the reality is that girls and young women are abused every day. The other reality is that these same girls are healing every day! Check out our facebook fan page here! To read reviews of the book and to place an order through Amazon, click here »»
(Photos sent to dr. patti from abuse survivors who are thriving and proud of themselves and of what they have overcome.) ©
GirlThrive stands for GIRL TEENS HEALING RAPE & INCEST VICTORIOUSLY EMERGE.
We know that girls and young women heal from sexual abuse. I did not just want to write a book about healing and leave it at that. This website is a companion to the book, Invisible Girls. The website brings the book to life in connecting with others. The healing and communicating continues through the blog. The site offers more stories from more girls who have been reaching out to me for years. You will find authentic stories from real girls, helpful concrete information, web-links, and all kinds of helpful insights into sexual abuse and young women. We are reaching out to all teen girls and young women who have experienced sexual abuse, or who know someone who is a survivor, or who just want to know the truth about sexual abuse. We invite you to read other girls stories and my feedback, we invite you to enlighten us and to let us help you.
Girlthrive Inc. is the 501-C3 non-profit organization I set up in 2006. Girlthrive Inc. is the only organization to honor
teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.
Girlthrive Inc. empowers girls by helping with tuition for education and creative endeavors, laptop computers, funds
kickboxing, art classes and more. Thriverships range between
....xoxo, Dr. Patti.
It is the survivor's fault!!!!
Aviva Rowley is a young photographer attending The Cooper Union School of Art. She donates her photos to this site in the spirit of helping all girls heal from their abuse.
This is not a therapy site. We do not give advice. We give information, feedback, hot-line numbers, helpful web links, book recommendations. We do not conduct psychotherapy on this site.