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Supporting Victims

Is it Verbal Porn?

You do not need specific and/or graphic details to support a survivor. It is, in fact, extremely harmful to the survivor and could even indicate something very toxic about you. Some professionals refer to it as “verbal porn”.

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Supporting Victims

When You Find Out About a Survivor

Watch your tongue and mind your typing or texting fingers.

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Child Safety

Don’t Move the Children

Don’t fall prey to people who assume that children will be better off shipped out of the home. Even if a parent is abusive, that parent needs to be the one who goes, not the child.

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Seminars

Q & A: Are Your Seminars Intended for Survivors?

We are well aware that we are likely to have those in attendance who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Because of that, we always try to make even our general public events be survivor friendly in a variety of ways.

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Personal Accounts

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

We don’t own others, and we sure don’t own the right to their sexuality and bodies. Show respect.

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Personal Accounts

Why I Don’t Trust Child Molesters

Somehow the preachers found out. My parents were informed.

They set about to “protect” me by treating me as a prisoner virtually.

HE wasn’t treated like the prisoner. I was.

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Supporting Victims

Siding with the Abuser

It’s really hard to navigate the world when, over and over, your abuser can manage to control the story, and ensure that others side with him and against you.

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Protecting Children

Yell and Tell: The Right Way to Train Kids?

Do we as adults ALWAYS know or remember exactly what to do right on the spur of the moment when faced with something scary and overwhelming? No. We do not.

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Reporting Abuse

Don’t Play Detective

A warning to those who think they can and should “investigate” allegations of child abuse.

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Personal Accounts

God, Who Are You?

God, who are you? Are you the God of my father Who beats me, laughs at me? Are you the god who touches little girls In wrong places? Are you the God that is so rigid, So cold, so harsh? I stand here confused Wondering who you are, I watch people that say they know you Are you that type of God that holds people At arms length? That tells people to be silent? Who…