Through our process of healing from childhood sexual abuse we believe we have discovered our life’s purpose and that is to help other survivors of sexual abuse.
Childhood sexual abuse is probably the only crime where victims take responsibility for what happened to them. With this in mind we appreciate the importance of victims becoming informed of all the ways the abuse impacts them and just how these impacts can manifest in their life.
Over the coming year, we aim to produce a number of free ebooks with information that will serve to inform survivors, helping reduce the pain and suffering that sexual abuse causes. These Ebooks will ensure that the information is easily accessible to all survivors, their family, friends and professionals who provide them with support.
In our latest book ‘Why Go Back? 7 Steps to Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse,’ we take a much more detailed look at each of the topics we cover in these free eBooks.
We believe that healing can only occur if you fully understand how abuse alters your thoughts and behaviors. When armed with the right information you can indeed overcome anything.
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In our experience the hardest impacts of abuse to uncover and identify are the psychological impacts, making this crime extremely difficult to put behind you and move on with your life. With this in mind, we have developed this free ebook for you.
We believe that we endured years of unnecessary suffering because we didn’t possess the information in this ebook when our healing journey began. We could have saved ourselves a lot of unnecessary pain and heartache had we known.
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Although anger is a completely normal emotion, for those of us who have experienced childhood sexual abuse if can often be feared or badly expressed. We can struggle to express how we feel and use anger as a way of pushing people away.
We have put together this booklet to assist you in gaining a clearer understanding of the various types of anger. We hope that by the inclusion of our own personal experiences with coping with anger we can help you let go of the destructive elements of that anger.
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Although most of us are familiar with the term PTSD from either the news or in war movies, the perception has been that this disorder is only suffered by war veterans.
Today however, there are many more people being diagnosed with either PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) who have experienced child abuse.
Looking at the symptoms of this disorder and seeing how it manifested in our lives we hope will go some way to helping others to see how it may have or be influencing their lives.
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The “Me Too” movement, which focuses on the experiences of sexual violence survivors, has earned a large response precisely because sexual harassment and sexual assault impact people every day. By sharing their own experiences, the movement’s proponents hope to show just how common sexual harassment is. The hope is that, if people are more aware of sexual harassment and how casually it is sometimes treated, then tolerance for it will decrease and support for victims will rise.
This guide from Maryville University Online will help you to understand the origins of the Me Too movement, the facts about sexual harassment, and the options available for someone who has been sexually harassed.
Safe Harbor is a 24/7 residential and faith-based program that empowers women toward healing and equips them with life skills for quality living. Providing a safe place for women who find themselves at the intersection of substance abuse and various kinds of trauma, including:
- Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
- Domestic Violence
Many people have a misconception that only veterans get PTSD, but other groups suffer. Victims of sexual violence or natural disasters struggle with PTSD. More and more victims of sexual violence are coming forward because of the #MeToo movement, and extreme weather is making natural disasters more frequent and more severe.
Safe Harbour have created a PTSD Self-Assessment Tool to help you measure the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms.
A Guide to Prevention and Intervention created by Rider University Online.
Rider University Online have created a guide to help prevent and intervene in a situation of domestic abuse or violence. This guide also includes valuable tips on how to spot the signs of abuse, risk and protective factors, information on how to talk about abuse and how to empower someone in a dangerous situation and finally, ways to access help and salvation.
Asana Recovery is a treatment facility with a different approach then you will see at other treatment facilities providing an exceptional healing environment for every client. Our mission and our vision guide our purpose. Our core values guide how we achieve that purpose. Our amazing staff embrace these values and turn them into a life-changing experience for our clients.
Two-thirds of children will experience trauma by the age of 16. That means 6 out of every 10 children you know will deal with the effects of trauma.
These traumas lead to mental and physical health problems, including a higher rate of substance abuse, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and poor grades in school. Early treatment is key.
Our 2020 Guide to Understanding the Impacts of Childhood Trauma is a good starting place to learn more about the issue. Discover the signs to look for and what steps you can take to help a child recover from a traumatic event.