Coincidentally, I recently got a review copy of a book by an author who shares her own childhood traumas and what helped her deal with them. Thin Places is not for wimps because, although Mary DeMuth manages to describe some things that happened to her without being graphic or using offensive language, the experiences are horrible.
But this book is a very positive one and reading it should give hope to people dealing with any sort of emotional trauma of their own. Mary DeMuth is one of the most courageous people I've ever met. Her integrity and compassion shine through this book, which reveals how her faith has helped her deal with all the traumas and difficulties in her life. In Thin Places she uses them to glorify the God who has helped her through it all.
If you're interested in reading the book you can find it here: and learn more about the author at her website, http://marydemuth.com/