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The following are some useful links to support services , if you would like to be included on the list please contact us thekavanaghsisters@gmail.com and we’ll update the list including your details.

Survivors Side by Side is a Facebook Page for victims of sexual abuse, their friends, family and those that support them. The page is designed to provide a safe space to share your experiences with others that will understand exactly what you are experiencing and help to let you know that you are not alone.

Its members provide support, advice and comfort to those who find themselves on their journey of healing. Members are at different stages of healing and best placed to understand the questions and answers you seek.

This is a private group and only those invited onto the page by the founder Shaneda Daly, a survivor of child sexual abuse, and an advocate for the rights of victims to appropriate services and supports throughout the country.

I Believe Her is a Facebook Page with that provides a place where survivors of sexual violence can share their experiences publicly whilst remaining strictly anonymous.

Due to the intimate nature of events, the fear of not being believed, the guilt and shame that society makes survivors feel, and the trauma of the rape itself, many survivors feel that that they cannot come forward. Approximately 65% of those that present to a Rape Crisis Centre will go on to report their experience to the Gardai or other formal body. Fewer go on to trial and fewer still result in a conviction.

As a result, it’s easy for us as a country to ignore that 1 in 5 adult women will experience sexual violence and 1 in 10 adult men. We don’t hear about it, we don’t see rapists being convicted by the courts. We can pretend it is a rare event.

We want to offer an outlet for survivors to tell their personal stories. We hope that this will raise awareness in the public consciousness and ultimately help to effect change in how we view rape, removing stigma, changing how we report sexual violence in the media and ensuring that complainants are treated compassionately and with adequate representation at trial.

@ibelieveherireland

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre  

Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights issue with both short and long-term consequences for those affected. The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has been at the forefront of the Irish response to sexual violence for almost 40 years. We work with government, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, and the general public to ensure that all available resources to prevent sexual violence are utilised.

One in Four  

One in Four opened its doors in 2003 to provide professional support to men and women who had experienced childhood sexual abuse.  Many of the original clients were survivors of clerical and institutional sexual abuse. As the service developed, people who had been abused in many different contexts also sought our support.  Today, most clients have been sexually abused by members of their own families and by people they know in their communities.

Sexual Violence Centre Cork  

Our most important work is the direct provision of services to the survivors of rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The services are confidential, free of change, and provided by highly experienced professional staff.

CARI 

CARI is a leading voluntary organisation with a proven track record in providing child centered specialised therapy and support to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse, regardless of means

Children will be referred to CARI when they have disclosed sexual abuse (or may be a confidant of the disclosure) and when they disclosure has been investigated by the appropriate authorities. Children will also be referred to CARI if they have witnessed sexual assaults on a child or adult or if they are siblings of the above.

CARI responds to and reaches out to those affected by abuse and supports them during the recovering process, endeavouring to ensure that the child sexual abuse is seen as an experience but not a defining event of the child’s life

Pieta House

Pieta House provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or are bereaved by suicide. Pieta House also operates a national Freephone helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Research, Training and Advocacy office. Pieta House is committed to delivering its services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that it provide the best service for its clients. 

International Support Services

The Fiona Project

The Fiona Project is a music movement of concerts and music video to increase awareness of child sexual abuse, protect our children by sharing prevention tips in a fun uplifting way, and also to raise funding for organizations that provide prevention and survivor support programs.

Through these efforts we hope to remove the taboo and release the shame of child sexual abuse by empowering survivors to speak out and get help–including both children who are being victimized now and adults who were victimized long ago.

As adults, breaking our silence is the best thing we can do for ourselves, for others who are struggling, and also for our children by showing them a healthy example. In order to stop this devastating epidemic, it’s imperative our children understand that it’s safe to speak out and tell a trusted adult who can help them.

 

Rainn (Rape, Abuse & Incest national Network)

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656. HOPE, online.rainn.org/online/ in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

DrugRehab.com.

To cope with the pain of domestic and sexual abuse, many victims turn to the use of drugs and alcohol. Our mission is to be a support resource for those coping with theses issues.

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on 

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Elderly Women Who Have Been Sexually Abused.

Sexual abuse of the elderly is one of the most unfathomable crimes and it’s critical to shed light on it. Women over the age of 70 who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are more likely to become victims of abuse.

About 90 percent of perpetrators of elder abuse are family member, including spouses, adult children, partners and other relatives. The incidence of abuse is higher if the family member suffers from drug or alcohol abuse, have some type of mental illness, or feel burdened by the care of their loved ones.

The Recovery Village

Recovery Village organization with locations across the country, is dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is our philosophy that all individuals with the desire and ability to seek treatment are provided with the highest quality care at reasonable rates.

We strive to have our website be an educational resource by hosting helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of addiction – a disease that affects so many.

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