A lily or a rose?Top Rated Welcome to my site
I am a survivor of abuse and bullying and my aim is to build a site which can be used as a resource for people dealing with mental health, bullying and abuse/trauma issues. It is also for people who would like to find out more - perhaps to help a family member or friend who is dealing with issues such as these. I just want to make a place where people can find friendship, support and understanding when they feel like no one cares or wants to listen. I hope that this can be a way for me to let out my feelings and begin to heal and to help others with my own experiences along the way.
Another aim of my website is to provide a place where people can share their creative side. Poetry, stories, drawings - anything goes. Many of my pages will be based around poems I have written, as this one is, and I have a page where people can share their own poetry and writings with others. Reading other people's stories and poetry can be very helpful for some people as it just helps them to feel that little bit less alone. Please send me anything you feel you would like to share and see up on my site, I really love reading other people's poetry and writings. http://webspace.webring.com/people/ng/gold_blood/SupportNetworking.html -
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Adult Survivors of Child AbuseTop Rated Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an individual and group support program for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect.
ASCA's StepWork (21 steps) is a statement of the tasks and issues that most adult survivors face during their recovery from child abuse. Unlike some self-help programs, ASCA does not require that participants work the steps - although you may choose to do so - or that the steps be worked in a linear order. StepWork is a process whereby you concentrate on one particular step at a time in a given recovery program.
The Morris Center's "Survivor to Thriver" manual (a 115 page guidebook for ASCA participants, as well as for any survivor of physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect) and all ASCA materials are available free to download. http://www.ascasupport.org/ -
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AMSOSA (Adult Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse AMSOSA offers two support groups, providing a unique therapy experience to non offending adult male survivors, who were either sexually abused as a child or adult.
We offer you an opportunity to focus on the ability to heal and recover, by dealing with 1/3rd of your past, 1/3rd of your present, and 1/3rd of your future, covering aspects of the sexual abuse you suffered, yet focusing on the strength and courage you possess, and leaving the past where it belongs. http://www.amsosa.com -
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Blain Nelson's Abuse PagesTop Rated Offers a load of information and resources on domestic violence and other types of abuse, although it's emphasis seems to be on the former. I liked it because it was written from the side of a former abuser, and so has a lot to say to those who may also be abusing their significant others and suggestions about how and where to get help. Could better present the information it has to offer, and check out a few broken links, but otherwise a top-notch resource. http://www.blainn.com/abuse/ -
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Child Abuse Effects Articles detailing the four types of child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect), including signs, effects, and statistics for each.
Topics also discussed are: sexual abuse victims, (including victims with disabilities), sex offenders (including female, child, adolescent, and Internet offenders), laws governing child abuse, intervention, prevention, stories on child abuse, and a forum to write your own child abuse story. http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/ -
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Emotional and Verbal Abuse @ Suite101 Abuse is about control and the fear of losing it. Ill-treatment is an absurd effort to maintain and enhance the abuser's hegemony - social, cultural, legal, and, above all, psychological. Abusers exploit, lie, insult, demean, ignore (the "silent treatment"), manipulate, and control. There are a million ways to abuse, directly and by proxy.
Fort RefugeTop Rated Chat and Forums community with resources for abuse survivors. Child abuse, ritual abuse, sexual assault, rape and domestic violence are just some of what we have survived and are surviving.
MPD/DID welcome. http://www.fortrefuge.com/ -
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Healing MindsTop Rated This site is dedicated to survivors of abuse & sexual assault. Why I came to do this site...
I have always wanted to create a site like this, wanting to help with other peoples recovery from abuse, and sexual assault. Being a survivor myself I wanted to dedicate this site to all the survivors out there.
You will find links to my own personal support forums that I started for survivors of abuse as well as one directed at mental illness.
On Healing Minds you will find information on abuse, PTSD, coping methods and healing; on this site I have posted numerous websites that I have found helpful with my recovery.
I hope you enjoy Healing Minds.
If you enjoy this site, let me know by signing my guestbook. If you have a website you may include it in the your entry as well.
Keep coming back as there will be new sites, and information going up all the time.
We are all survivors here, no matter what. We overcame the worse, now we heal, it's a long batter but know that no matter what each and everyone of you will get through this.
Here is a survivor badge, for all of you survivors out there, feel free to grab it off my site. http://www.freewebs.com/healingminds/ -
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Acquaintance Rape: A Matter of Consent by Dr. Amy Menna The title of this article is "Acquaintance Rape: A Matter of Consent" by Dr. Amy Menna.
Rape. It is a powerful word for a power hungry act. It breeds fear and in many cases, it breeds silence. It is important that this silence be broken, and survivors be heard. By doing so, we break the grasp that rape has upon so many. The aftermath can be immense. The journey to heal may be terrifying; the steps, long and tedious. By building a bridge of awareness and empowerment, woman and men who have experienced rape can be healed and heard http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/acquaintance_rape.html -
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ChildhelpTop Rated Childhelp, one of the largest and oldest national, non-profit organizations dedicated to the treatment, prevention and research of child abuse and neglect, provides a broad continuum of programs that directly serve abused children and their families.
Childhelp has many resources available to help you learn more about child abuse, including in-depth information and statistics on child abuse, helpful links, tips and articles, and special interest areas for parents, children and professionals.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD is a confidential and anonymous Hotline offering crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. http://www.childhelp.org/ -
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Children of the Night Children of the Night is a voluntary program dedicated to rescuing children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food and a place to sleep.
Children of the Night help child prostitutes re-enter mainstream society and go on to live healthy lives. Each child is offered long-term support that is individualized, whether it is foster placement, independent living, returning home, or placement in the dormitory of a four-year college.
Telephone Hotline 800.551.1300 http://www.childrenofthenight.org -
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National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome This Web site is helpful to professionals and parents looking for information, ideas, and answers to questions about shaken baby syndrome, a tragic form of child abuse. There are many different articles and ways of understanding babies crying, ways to destress a possible situation and more. http://www.dontshake.org/ -
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Silence Speaks Violence shapes the lives, experiences, and dreams of countless adults and children each year. In the case of people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender individuals, and youth, this violence can be compounded by experiences of racism; homo/transphobia; and ageism and insensitivity to youth culture. Sadly, few opportunities exist for survivors to tell their stories in their own words. Silence Speaks fills this gap by connecting survivors and witness of abuse with their creativity and making their voices the centerpiece of violence prevention and social justice efforts.
Check out the "Stories" link for survivors' multimedia stories. http://www.silencespeaks.org/ -
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Survivor MattersTop Rated Survivor Matters has been created by survivors for survivors, to enable survivors to discuss their journeys and issues and to gain support from each other.
The Survivor Matters message board aims to provide a safe place for survivors and the family and friends of survivors to discuss issues and what they are going through, with people who have been there and understand in a non-judgemental environment.
Although members are at different stages in their journeys, their experiences can help another survivor to understand themselves and what they are going through. http://www.survivormatters.co.nr -
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Victim Services Although oriented toward victims in New York, offers a great deal of helpful information and links to resources for victims anywhere within the U.S. The virtual tour of the domestic violence shelter is unique. http://www.safehorizon.org/ -
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Voices of StrengthTop Rated 'VOICES of Strength' is an Audio Documentary for Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors. My name is Haullie Free; I am the founder of this informative and inspiring CD and I invite you to journey with me on a quest for personal enlightenment and self validation, through the power of the human voice. http://www.voicesofstrength.org/ -
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Wings of Fire Wings of Fire, an alternative lifestyle oriented resource and educational, safe support site for survivors of abuse in all aspects of abuse: childhood abuse, domestic violence, ritual abuse, D/s abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, rape, secondary survivors, et al.
The intent of Wings of Fire is not only to facilitate our own healing, but to encourage others, healing from life's bumps, bruises, and scrapes to embrace and share the journey. You will find a wealth of information here on Wings of Fire, such as articles, poetry, inspirational sharings, survivor stories, many links of interest, recommended readings, the Wings of Fire mailing list, and so much more. http://www.wingsoffiresurvivors.com/ -
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Women's LawTop Rated WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet work for more disadvantaged people and specifically for survivors of domestic violence. We pulled together our experiences and resources and launched this website in October 2001.WomensLaw.org changed its formal name from Women's Law Initiative in 2005.
The Mission of WomensLaw.org is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent lives, free from abuse.
As you will see on these pages, the site publishes state-specific legal information for domestic violence. It also publishes information on getting help in your community. We also provide help through email, directly to women and advocates, throughout the U.S. http://www.womenslaw.org/ -
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