Krystyn's Diary (Paperback)
In a school-assigned diary, 11-year old Krystyn reveals abuse by her stepfather and what happens after she tells the secret. The audience (8 to 12 year olds) should identify with Krystyn who struggles to put the abuse in the context of her relationship with her mother, school, her friends, and the boy she likes. Written by a seasoned expert in sexual abuse treatment, research, and forensic interviewing, Krystyn's Diary is a sensitive yet realistic portrayal of abuse and disclosure, ending on a note of optimism and hope for the future.
Jacqueline Corcoran is a professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of numerous textbooks and articles. She worked at Austin Police Department as a forensic interviewer for child sexual abuse cases.