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.
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People who view child sex abuse online should get medical help – not prison time – a senior police officer says. Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey said police must focus on “contact abusers” – people who commit abuse – an estimated 16-50% of those who view it. He said police “simply cannot cope” with the numbers viewing images. Join our debate online in our Survivor Forums.
The legacy of child abuse is a distortion of a child’s trust, their judgement, their relationships, and their love – but it is a cycle which is breakable. By understanding the events which led to the abuse, and the web of guilt created for you by the abuser, you can begin to relinquish the burden of guilt, shame and confusion that you have carried for so long…………………………………….read more.
Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse
By Linda T. Sanford
Strong at the Broken Places This challenges the idea that childhood victims are caught forever in the vicious circle of abuse. In 17 years of working with victims and survivors, the author discovered that most survivors break free from the patterns of victimization. Over 20 people were interviewed in depth for this book.
I have read many books on this subject (like alot of survivors I imagine!) and this is the only book I have found which challenges the widely held belief that survivors are forever damaged. Sanford highlights strengths that survivors have, as well as showing areas to draw strength from. Often when I read books about sexual abuse I find myself despairing about how I will ever be able to move on – this book made me feel that it would be possible. An excellent book.
This is a fantastic book both for survivors and professionals. Packed full of excellent case studies. Full of hope, and a real true sense that you are not alone and you can get through this. The emphasis is really on being a survivor rather than a victim. I understand my past better for reading it, and would whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone who has lived through abuse as a child.
This is an excellent beginners book for survivors of any kind of abuse. Sanford covers a wide range of cases.
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