Below are some books which explore more deeply the events and the experiences of Centrepoint, from the perspective of a few individuals. Also included are some books on the wider issues around sexual abuse or trauma in childhood, and finding a way forward as an adult.

Featured BOOKS



Written in 1984 Len Oakes, Centrepoint resident academic, describes the early years of Centrepoint.



By Ella James, this is one woman's autobiographical account of her childhood at Centrepoint

The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog


The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook-What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D Perry & Maia Szalavitz. A prominent American psychiatrist teaches about recovery from childhood trauma through sharing cases he has encountered of children who have found a way to heal from their awful experiences.

The Wounded Heart


The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan B Allender.

This books examines the issues surrounding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and charts a course for personal healing and change.

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