Panic Child

A Harrowing True Story of Sexual Abuse and Neglect

by Carol D. Levine



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/0001

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781449089085
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781449050290

About the Book

The traumas of childhood neglect and sexual abuse cannot be left behind when victims mature into adults. Too often, those adults repeat the crimes once perpetrated against them, depend on substances to dull the pain of memory, or choose partners similar to the adults who once abused them. Is there a way out of this darkness?


Carol D. Levine, in her heartrending and yet hopeful memoir, Panic Child, reveals her childhood of parental neglect, sexual abuse, and the stranger who raped her, and her ascent from the depths of this terrible childhood to a life of service to children who suffered their own nightmares. The strong and steady voice of author Levine is the most powerful reminder that nobody is obliged to repeat the sins of those who harmed us, and that with support and a will to overcome trauma, we can heal from the deepest wounds and live loving, healthy, productive lives.

About the Author

Carol D. Levine brings to this book her experience as a correctional officer in a youth detention center, a counselor in an alcohol and drug detox facility and methadone clinic, and a psychiatric technician. She volunteered in the Rahway Lifers Scared Straight program and worked as a volunteer with at-risk youth. Wife, mother, grandmother, housewife, and survivor, the author resides in New Jersey.