Lana Lawrence helps educate mental health professionals and law enforcement officials on the effects of incest. She is testifying today before the Virginia General Assembly's legislative study committee in Richmond on victim court testimony in child sexual abuse cases.

In 1984, Lawrence graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director. She recommends the following books for further information on incest: :: "Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing" by Wendy Maltz and Beverly Holman (Lexington Books). :: "Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation" by Susan Forward, MSW, and Craig Buck (Penguin Books). :: "Daddy's Girl" by Charlotte Vale Allen (Berkeley Books). :: "Father's Days" by Katherine Brady (Dell Books). :: "Incest: A Family Pattern" by Jean Renvoize (Methuen Inc.). More Information

:: Hotline: Survival of Incest, Anonymous (Baltimore): (301) 282-3400 for dates and times of support group meetings. :: Professional Seminar: "The Identification and Treatment of Incest" will be the topic of a seminar Sept. 19 sponsored by the Family Therapy Practice Center of Washington and the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The conference will be held at the School of Medicine, Ross Hall, Room 101, 200 I St. NW. For further information, call 861-0541.