In my early days of healing, helping professionals would often recommend connecting with other Survivors. I would do whatever they asked; journaling, talking, crying, confronting, challenging, drawing, making crafts-whatever. But I would NOT connect with other people who experienced abuse. Since I was a tiny child victim, I dealt with the physical and mental pain alone. I didn’t want to talk to people who I decided would never understand anyway.
Parenting Tips & Awareness
Memory Lane (2000’s) “No!” “Nobody kisses me! Except my mother, my Grammy, my Aunt Kisha, my LaLa, my Nanny, my Dada, my Gma,” (and the list went on) I knew the list cold. It was a list we agreed on together. See, I am his mother. And, that little four-year-old who was being indignant and yelling, was my son. He was playing with a ten-year-old girl a few yards away
Safe father figures can be very effective at helping to prevent the spread the epidemic of child sexual abuse. Here are just five effective tips to help them get started today. Be aware that children can be victims of manipulation tactics. One common tactic used by child sexual abusers involves pushing away the safe father figures in their lives. Safe father figures may miss this, though. I have come to
I originally posted this on 9/3/15. On 5/16/2016 I aided a victim in DC and unfortunately this is still true. Why doesn’t she leave? This question annoys me to no end. When you talk to someone about domestic violence you come to expect that question. There are a lot of reasons. But just like with rape, and child sexual abuse victims, just because you come forward and report