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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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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Confessions of a Serial InsomniacTop Rated A survivor of childhood sexual abuse and abandonment candidly discusses her life in therapy for borderline personality disorder and complex PTSD with psychotic and dissociative features, major depression and social anxiety. Searingly honest, tragically witty and with an engaging, intelligent writing style, this is an award-winning and popular blog that anyone with any connection to mental illness should be able to enjoy. http://serialinsomniac.com -
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Dancing In The Darkness This site serves as a safe haven for survivors of sexual abuse to share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage for others like them. The huge images on every page will take most users awhile to load initially (as well as the MP3 song on the homepage). http://www.dancinginthedarkness.com/ -
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Kali Munro, PsychotherapistTop Rated Lots of easy-to-read self-help articles about sexual and ritual abuse including gay survivors, mother-daughter sexual abuse, male sexual abuse survivors, DID, and ritual abuse/cult programming. There are articles about relationships, lesbians and gay men, depression, body image, and depression. There are psychological self-quizzes dealing with relationships, imposter phenomenon, shame, anger, and more. Also available is a discussion and support forum - bulletin board - about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more. http://www.KaliMunro.com/articles.html -
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Making Daughters Safe AgainTop Rated Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is an organization specializing in providing support, information, and resources on the topic of mother-daughter sexual abuse.
History and Purpose
The mission of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is to support and advocate for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse (mdsa), to educate professionals and the general public, and to inspire action, knowledge, healing and hope.
Since 1999, we have been featured by homestead.com twice and included in a national (US) press release as a model organization that utilizes the internet. We have also been referenced in major publications, had our original articles translated into several languages, and had our online materials requested by health care professionals, and those involved with the legal system. MDSA continues to be widely listed and honored on reputable web sites and recognized by the National Self-help Clearinghouse. We are also proud to be one of only a few organizations listed on the "incest" page on wikipedia.
Our hope is that one day, society will be more aware of mother-daughter sexual abuse so that little girls can be saved, and survivors can receive the information, support and validation that they so richly deserve.
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Pandora's ProjectTop Rated Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999. http://www.pandys.org/ -
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Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse Scientific research and scholarly resources about sexual abuse, recovered memories, and much more. Includes prevalence data, information on lasting effects, and many additional resources.
Dr. Hopper states: "I am a researcher and therapist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and for 15 years I have been a therapist to men and women abused in childhood, providing individual and group treatment. I have studied the characteristics of traumatic memories and the effects of psychological trauma on biological systems involved in emotion regulation. My collaborators include Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in the psychological trauma field at The Trauma Center and Boston University. I am currently Instructor at the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at the Neuroimaging Center of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In this position I am focusing studies of substance abuse in people with histories of child abuse and PTSD. The contents of this page reflect my level of experience and expertise, as well as opinions I have formed over the years." http://www.jimhopper.com/memory/ -
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Abused But Not Silenced The aim of this site is to give every adult who has suffered childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to reclaim their voices and gain the support and understanding they so rightly deserve.
One of the sad facts about surviving childhood sexual abuse is that abuse survivors can spend their lives carrying guilt and shame that does not belong with them. We hope that with the support available through our forums you can gain the strength to redirect that guilt and shame to where it belongs... with the abusers. http://www.sexualabusesupport.org.uk/ -
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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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Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)Top Rated Please visit my new Website at www.ghostlyowl.com and discover for yourself the new sequel to the Anastasia series.
“Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)” are true stories about a young girl that is abandoned, abducted, and abused. These stories are autobiographical but do not say so; they are about abuse but do not explicitly provide the details. They are about hope, courage, determination, persistence, and perserverance. These stories follow Anastasia, an heroic child, on her journey towards becoming a mature woman.
From start to finish, both The Original and The Sequel are written using rich metaphors and similes. To open theses boxed-shaped books will spring you into your journey of thinking outside the box because that is the way they are written. Each page and chapter encourages reading between the lines because it is written to stimulate free interpretation and self-evaluation, yet provides hope to everyone that boldly opens these books. The deadly culprits of Silence and Secrets present themselves. For example, silence allows the Owl to survive; however, for an abused child, silence is deadly. These books are educational as they present many survival techniques that Anastasia used on her journey to self-discovery, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Child abuse is not restricted to any one particular segment of society, so I am contacting various groups and organizations with the intention of helping others who have suffered adversity. Adversity faces us all, and we all seek our own ways to help ourselves as well as others during demanding times of darkness that consciously or unwittingly swoop upon us. These are the only books of their kind which do not describe the horrific details of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse and are, therefore, suitable for all ages. My intention is to help each reader through their own journey towards self-healing. The choice is yours!
Please visit my Website at www.ghostlyowl.com and read excerpts from "Anastasia and the Ghostly Owl (The Choices Was Hers!)" to see what reviewers and customers are saying about my books. For a short period of time, if you purchase the orignal book, "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)" from my Website, I will send you a FREE E-book of The Sequel (For a limited time only and while quantities last!).
Anita E. Wladichuk, Author http://www.ghostlyowl.com -
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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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Darkness to Light This Web site contains information on where to get help for childhood sexual abuse, articles about child sexual abuse, and how to become a child advocate. For information and referral services in your area, call 1-866-FOR-LIGHT or 1-866-367-5444, the Darkness to Light's National Helpline Network. http://www.darkness2light.org/ -
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Joshua Childrens Foundation This site was created for the purpose of assisting victims of sexual child abuse. A high percentage of persons with bulimia and eating disorders, alcoholism and addictions have been sexually abused as children. This site assists both children and adults who have
suffered from sexual child abuse. They also provide links to education and information for prevention of sexual child abuse. Healing links, suggestions, and recommended books. http://www.joshuachildrensfoundation.org/ -
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