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Sarah Samantha
Melinda Malloy

The Story of a Survivor

A Unique Resource for Therapists And Parents of Children Healing From Trauma

This heartfelt tale, written in gentle poetic rhythm, portrays a child experiencing a betrayal of trust, gaining the courage to tell the truth, and finding the help to reclaim joy. Woven throughout are common symptoms of sexual abuse that are vital for adults to be aware of. It is an important story written to help both therapists and trusted adults guide a child toward healing.

Linda Farrell, LPC

This book is a great resource to help children, parents, and professionals work through the confusing and complex landscape of trauma treatment. The whimsical rhyming keeps the book approachable but doesn’t shy away from discussing and highlighting the immense impact of sexual trauma. Pairing the physiological symptoms with relatable and helpful characters is a unique take on an essential component of trauma work. This inspirational story lovingly shows how a person can move forward and grow up and help others in true survivor fashion. I look forward to using it in my practice.

Chris Roberts, LMSW, TF-CBT

As a TF-CBT therapist, I am often in search of relevant resources on the topic of sexual trauma. Sarah Samantha Melinda Malloy is a wonderfully whimsical, yet very real and detailed account of a young girl’s healing and recovery from sexual trauma. Carol writes from a child’s perspective, putting into words what is so difficult to say. Besides having clear and precise language and the originality of the story’s poetic form, I appreciate the main characters being human (so much of children’s trauma literature has animals as central figures). Definitely recommend for not only the therapist’s bookshelf, but also for parents looking for tools to help their child.

Katie Baumgras, LMSW, RYT, TTIY-E, TF-CBT

Working in the field of social services for over 20 years has taught me that you need multiple tools in order to effectively treat individuals and families; this book is one of those tools. It addresses the emotional, behavioral, and mental journey that a child may experience when sexual abuse occurs while providing support including activities that can be done. It can be used by caregivers and therapists alike along with other tools.

Sara L. Paxton, LMSW, CAADC, CCS

Empowering Young Victims of Sexual Abuse

Although the survivor’s story of Sarah Samantha Melida Malloy penned by author Carol Langdon Schumacher is fiction — this heartfelt tale touches on a subject that is very real.

Knowing the importance of helping children understand their abuse, Schumacher presents this easy-to-read book as a safe haven for sexually abused children — shedding light on a disheartening reality that continues to impact the lives of children around the world.

Called “inspirational and relatable” by licensed therapists, the survivor’s story of Sarah Samantha  Melinda Malloy is destined to find its way into many therapy offices for years to come.

For more information about treating young victims of sexual abuse from Schumacher Stories, please contact us here.

Hear author Carol Schumacher read Sarah Samantha Melinda Malloy, A Survivor’s Story