Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse – HAVOCA

HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse

HAVOCA is run by survivors for adult survivors of child abuse. We provide support, friendship and advice for any adult who’s life has been affected by childhood abuse.

If this is the first time you have visited this site please feel free to browse around and explore our hundreds of useful pages about the road to recovery. HAVOCA’s ethos believes that every single child abuse survivor has the ability to survive and lead a more fulfilling life.

Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.

HAVOCA was established in 2001 to provide support and direction to any adult who has experienced child abuse. This experience may be first hand, or as a loved one of a survivor, or as a support worker for the victims of child abuse.

The HAVOCA resource provides a wealth of information online and at the same time allows people to connect through The HAVOCA Survivor Forums. In doing so HAVOCA provides direction and friendship to survivors worldwide.

Together, as a survivors’ community, HAVOCA provides the medium to break the silence and help individuals recover from their trauma.

child abuse survivor havoca therapy therapist findFind-a-therapist.  HAVOCA recommends that child abuse survivors receive professional help.

child abuse survivor group supportSupport Group. Support Groups and Organisations for child abuse survivors in your area.

havoca child abuse survivor forumSurvivor Forum. There are over 3000 child abuse survivors on our forums who share and support each other.

about havoca child abuse survivorAbout Us. HAVOCA has been supporting child abuse survivors since 2001!

havoca child abuse adult victim survivor support help blogHAVOCA’s Blog. Our Blog is aimed at child abuse survivors and those who offer them support.  Each article in the blog has been specially selected, written and editted to provide the maximum amount of guidance, support and advice in the relevant area.  We also have a special section for Survivor’s Letters and a Quiet Corner to show case poetry, quotes and a Survivor’s Gallery.

support havoca donatePlease support us so that we can continue to support child abuse survivors across the globe


Website Overhaul
The HAVOCA website has under gone an extreme-makeover. We have moved all of our content into a new management system that makes the organisation and navigation of the information easier. This not only means you will be able to find what you are looking for but it also means we can bring you updates more quickly and cleanly.
Feel free to subscribe to this site and make comments on any section by using the form at the bottom of each page.
Deciding to tell another living being that you are a child abuse survivor is a difficult part of the healing process. The dark secret lurks within us, bringing shame and pain to our shattered lives. The hurt builds up like a huge weight on our chests making us feel like we are gasping for our life’s last breath. We are ashamed but sometimes that little thought creeps into our heads, should we tell……………… more.

Book of The Month – Toxic Parents

havoca toxic parentsMillions of lives are damaged by the legacy of parental abuse. Parents who ignored their children’s needs or overburdened them with guilt. Parents who were alcoholic or addicted to drugs. Parents who were exploitative and cruel, or simply indifferent and inadequate. When these children reach adulthood the damage done by their toxic parents manifests itself in depression, or difficulties with relationships, careers and decision-making.
This landmark book, by bestselling author and psychologist Dr Susan Forward, confronts this painful legacy and shows why it is so difficult to put the past behind you. She offers effective alternatives for achieving inner peace and for freeing yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationships with your parents. Filled with vivid case histories and testimony from adult children of toxic parents, this remarkable book also offers the self-help techniques Dr Forward has developed to change the lives of her patients. With this book as your guide, you will discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.
“A dynamic, powerful, hard-hitting book. It offers tremendous hope as well as understanding. It could truly be a lifesaver” (Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby”)
“I consider Susan Forward to be among the foremost therapists of our age” (John Bradshaw, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You)

glossy-blue-orb-icon-alphanumeric-exclamation-point-psSafety This website is linked to material which contains detailed information and possibly graphic accounts of various types of child abuse. These things could be triggers for some child abuse survivors of abuse and neglect. If you can handle this material, or if you are willing to accept the risk of a trigger response, you should proceed.
If this is your first visit to the site we recommend you view it in a safe environment or with a friend. To read about your safety click here
forum-iconForums We have a huge online community which boasts over 3000 members. By taking part and joining in, you will start to feel less isolated and you will become part of a huge online support network. Our Forum has several sections and covers all types of abuse;
Child Abuse Survivor Section, Survivors Live Chat, Site Updates and Notices, Survivors Sanctuary, Survivors Library and Resources, Online Courses/Workshops, Click here to join…
Info_iconResources HAVOCA has one of the largest collection of online resources for child abuse survivors and their associates. The website is split into main areas listed on tabs at the top of the site; each of these tabs is then split down into further areas according to the topic title. You will find out all about HAVOCA, information for child abuse survivors, how to support a child abuse survivor, what abuse is, how to support our organisation, our HAVOCA Bookshop and much more. Read more about HAVOCA here…..

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