Kali Munro, Psychotherapist
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, impostor phenomenon, shame, anger, etc. Also available is a discussion and support forum/bulletin board about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more.
http://kalimunro.com/wp/articles-info - 8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6959 - Rate This | Details
A Place to Grow
Gina Weiss is the author of the article 'A Place to Grow' and believes sexual abuse of children is an issue in the collective consciousness of society, and it will remain so until enough healing has occurred to stem the tide of abuse. She suggests that as more survivors and perpetrators of abuse are healed, the overall level of denial in the collective consciousness will be reduced. Thereby paving the way for faster healing in the future such that at some point, there will be no more abuse.
http://www.aplacetogrow.com/images/Society'sRoleEndingAbuse.pdf - 4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 2245 - Rate This | Details
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 - 24-Feb-2010 - Hits: 599 - Rate This | Details
Childhood and Adult Sexual Victimization - Living in the Aftermath
Sexually traumatized children and adults can feel stripped of their dignity and sense of control, and often reenact in feeling, thinking, and behavior the dissociated imprints of horrific, and loathsome memories. These and other untoward effects can encroach upon all spheres of a victim's existence- their bodies, minds, emotions, faith-based values, relationships, and cultural values.
http://giftfromwithin.org/html/chldhood.html - 22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1576 - Rate This | Details
Coping With The Attacks of Sept. 11: For Sexual Abuse Survivors
This article, written by psychotherapist Kali Munro, M.Ed., discusses why the attacks of Sept. 11 have been so triggering and upsetting for many trauma survivors and people with mental health problems. Suggestions for ways to cope are provided.
http://www.kalimunro.com/article_Sept_11.html - 6-Oct-2001 - Hits: 322 - Rate This | Details
Disclosure and Confrontation: Considerations for Survivors
This article by Ken Singer, LCSW, provides survivors of abuse some direction in preparing for a confrontation with his or her perpetrator.
Part 1 - Disclosure defined * Who, where, when, how, and why
Part 2 - Confrontation with your perpetrator * Considerations: (1) What you did to me;" (2) "How it has effected my life;" (3) "How I feel about what you did;" (4) "How I feel about you;" and (5) "What I want you to do about it."
http://www.malesurvivor.org/ArchivedPages/singer3.html - 20-Aug-2006 - Hits: 316 - Rate This | Details
I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse (Excerpt)
Dear Reader: The following is the Introduction to Lori Robinson’s book, I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse. We have also included a portion of Chapter 3 called Emotional Recovery. In I Will Survive, Lori Robinson has created a valuable resource for African-American survivors of sexual assault (as well as their families, friends, and communities), incorporating personal stories, civil rights history, and a call for community activism. An award-winning journalist and a rape survivor herself, Robinson walks readers through the ways survivors can experience emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual healing, offering her firsthand knowledge on the particular difficulties African-Americans face on their journey toward recovery.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/isurvive.html - 30-Jan-2008 - Hits: 229 - Rate This | Details
Stress Responses in Sexual Trauma Victims and in Others Experiencing Overwhelming Events
"Stress Responses in Sexual Trauma Victims and in Others Experiencing Overwhelming Events -- Helpful Strategies for Self, Children, Supporters, and What Trauma Therapists Really Do" is an article by Dr. Erwin Parson & Ms. Luerena K. Bannon. Available on the Gift From Within website.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/Stress-Responses-in-Sexual-Trauma-Victims.html - 14-Oct-2004 - Hits: 512 - Rate This | Details
Trauma in American Indian Communities
This article explores the unique experience of trauma faced by American Indian tribes throughout the United States. Although each tribe represents a distinct cultural group, American Indians share a similar history in that the populations were decimated by colonization and the westward movement. Additionally, many American Indian communities experience losses on a daily basis. In some cases the historical losses, current experiences of loss, and witnessing violent events can result in symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/amindian.html - 30-Jan-2008 - Hits: 200 - Rate This | Details
Understanding Domestic Violence
An introductory article to help you understand domestic violence, especially if you are unfamiliar with the concept.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-domestic-violence/ - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1810 - Rate This | Details
What is Abuse?
Articles and statistics about all forms of interpersonal and intimate partner abuse.
http://samvak.tripod.com/abuse.html - 18-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1025 - Rate This | Details