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FREE Friday: Downloadable Freebies for Survivors and Parents

What a week! WE made it. Please enjoy these FREE downloads.         365 Days of Motivation A complete ebook download of one year’s worth of quotes.   Say “No” and Tell Me If A study commissioned by Lauren Book founder of Laurenskids.org found that 48% of respondents felt that discussing child sexual abuse could scare […]

6 Ways Asking for Help Enriches Your Life

I realize that in our society, it is almost fashionable to come down on someone in need.  Unfortunately, this keeps millions upon millions of Survivors in locked an endless cycle of shame, guilt, depression, hopelessness, anger, and confusion. I’m afraid that the reality is that there will always be when a Survivor reaches out for help, someone […]

Survivor Life Hacks: Links to 14 Powerful Articles on Healing & Thriving

One important lesson I learned about surviving after trauma is: You must stay powered up at all times. The most successful Survivors of trauma have something at least one thing in common. They surround themselves with positivity. They may read positive articles, quotes, and books. They may listen to affirmations. They speak positively. They hang […]

Discover 8 Valuable Online Resources for Survivors and Allies

So, WE do Survive abuse.  I can’t even describe in words how challenging it is.  I do know that most of us don’t do this alone. There is no way that you get through this type of hell, with all of its hurdles, obstacles, and twists and turns, all by yourself.  You will always need […]

How Survivors Can Create a Support System That Works for Them

As Survivors, many of us are not used to asking for what we need.   Survivors of abuse in childhood were not able to do this.  Just didn’t have the luxury of asking for what we needed.Even abuse in later years a victim may feel isolated. It seems that you must make it through on […]

The One Question Every Parent of a Girl Must Ask Themselves

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 […]

The Forbidden Truth About Intimate Partner Violence & Abuse Revealed by Wyatt O’Brian Evans

I’d like to introduce to some of you a Survivor who makes me smile instantly.  He is passionate, informed, and somehow finds a way to do this often distressful work with gregarious joy.  If you are ever low on hope or happiness Wyatt O’Brian Evans always seems to have a bit in his overflow you […]

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Why Some Victims of Rape and Abuse Say It Never Happened

  After the loss When a victim of sexual violence reports that someone raped them they might want to press charges.  At first.But then…….As time goes on they may begin to pull away and become less cooperative.With everyone.Medical professionals. Law enforcement. Prosecution. Even advocates. And, even their own friends & family.DoubtSo because of this,  somewhere […]

How to Start Talking to Young Children about Sexual Abuse

  My whole world shifted. As always, it was the fault of the mother. Yes, it was.  I have worked with victims/survivors of sexual violence for well over two decades. Recently my central focuses are child sexual abuse prevention & healthy response.  Actually, it was my mother who encouraged me to go in this direction. […]

Child against Child Abuse: The Most Overlooked Facts About Child Sexual Abuse Exposed by Experts

Sexual violence at the hands of children is just as destructive as any violation by an adult. It is hard being the victim of an older child.  In the back of our collective mind, our society still thinks that it is less harmless to be violated by a child than by an adult. I spoke […]