Jenny Speaks Out
Jenny has moved to a group home, but she is very unhappy and unsettled. Sensitively, her carer helps Jenny to feel secure enough to talk about why she is upset. Jenny discloses that she was sexually abused by her father. The story shows how the warmth and trust of her carer and friends begin a healing process which will bring hope and a fresh start for Jenny. Jenny Speaks Out may enable a person with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems to open up about their experience of sexual abuse.
The authors are both mental health professionals: a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. The artist is a psychology and sociology graduate who has specialised in colour and mime as alternative communication media.