Co-authors Christie Somes and Gerald D. Alpern PhD, invite readers to ‘Meet Carey Jones’

Book offers healing and support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and practical help for parents and educators

YAMPA, Colo., July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Meet Carey Jones” (published by Archway Publishing) is the result of 12 years of therapy and support groups. What began as a healing journey for Christie Somes evolved into research and presentation of help for others. Co- authored by her therapist, Gerald D. Alpern PhD, this book provides insights and awareness on preventing future assaults and recovering from sexual abuse.


Somes is a survivor of childhood sexual assaults that happened when she was just 4 and 5 years old. She carried many of the effects of her abuse for decades, not understanding the debilitating emotional, mental and physical tolls the abuse created. In order to confront these effects, she has gone through a 12-year journey of therapy and group support to bring about understanding, learning and healing. Her personal knowledge of the subject of childhood sexual abuse and the practical information she learned through the healing process forms the basis for “Meet Carey Jones.”


“Meet Carey Jones” is based on Somes’ connection to her childhood imaginary friend, Carey Jones. With all of her complexities, Carey represents everything good. She is an epitome of courage, vulnerability and strength. In this book, readers will learn the facts about childhood sexual abuse, how to recognize signs of sexual abuse, ways to deal with it if it occurs, and prevention methods. They will learn that trauma is real, but recovery is possible.


The book is beneficial for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It also provides excellent information for parents and educators helping a child to recover from sexual abuse while providing valuable guidance on the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. To purchase a copy of the book, visit


“Meet Carey Jones”

By Christie Somes with Gerald D. Alpern PhD

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 244 pages | ISBN 9781480887527

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 244 pages | ISBN 9781480887510

E-Book | 244 pages | ISBN 9781480887534

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Christie Somes is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She is an entrepreneur, certified yoga instructor and an avid hiker. As a lover of the outdoors, she can also be found snowshoeing and horseback riding. Somes lives with her husband on their ranch in Colorado, and above all else, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Gerald D. Alpern PhD., is a former full professor at Indiana University Medical School and a clinical and developmental psychologist. His “Developmental Profile” series (, which evaluates children's development, has been used throughout many countries for more than 30 years. His clinical practice of more than 50 years involved working with children, families and individuals. His writings include publications for both professionals and the lay public. His last book, “Vets for Vets,” is based on his hands-on work with the traumas of returning veterans. His contributions to the present book reflect his extensive clinical experience dealing with childhood traumas.

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