Wordless, this photograph has sat framed, in my home, my entire life. No matter where I have lived, I’ve kept it close, hearing its horrifying screams daily, silently grasping for me, bellowing out all the words that you see from the well of my deepest despair. Words boldly wrestling within my soul, clawing out those tiny eyes, like rusted barbed wire, embracing me, bludgeoning me, shredding all that was left of my vanquished tortured being. Continue reading The Essence of a Little Girls Loneliness and Pain
If you love a man who has been sexually abused, please read this book.
THIS BOOK IS FOR MEN TOO. It touches on the areas that need to be addressed, by men that have suffered sexual abuse, to reclaim their lives. It’s an inside peek of the male’s psyche and emotions. It’s not a `fix-it’ book, but instead helps men realize they aren’t alone or crazy and that healing can be reached.
For women, with men in their lives that have been abused, this book will help you help him through the healing process. Addressing how to be there for him and how to encourage him in the areas in which he struggles.
Original Airdate: December 23, 2013
It’s the last show of Season 2 and you don’t wanna miss this. Jeannie Wilbourn shares her testimony “Seeking Sanity” where she reveals to us the years of sexual abuse she suffered as a child, her fall into addiction, and her fight to get sober.
Sarah Smith last week won £160,000 compensation from Bradford City council after it admitted a breach of duty in not removing her from the family home. Continue reading I was raped by my dad and had his baby – why did social workers not protect me?
I want to add one more thing to this chart. While offering support to this child and telling the child, “I believe you”, we should also tell the child that they have done nothing wrong, and explain that the person that hurt them is a very sick, troubled individual. To implant and ingrain in them that they are not at fault and that they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to be ashamed of, this needs to be one of the first things that the child hears. Not only does it need to be said, it needs to be said on their level, looking them in their eyes so it resonates in their minds and rest in their hearts. Continue reading How Should I React When I Suspect Child Sexual Abuse