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Who runs HAVOCA?
How is HAVOCA funded?
Can I volunteer to help?
Who is an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse?
Childhood Abuse Questions
I am under 18 and I have suffered from abuse, how can I get help?
What is abuse?
Was I abused?
I was abused as a child, what do I do now?
Am I alone?
Why must I go back and dig up the past?
Do I have to have therapy in order to heal?
I don't have many clear memories of
my abuse, do I have to remember everything in order to heal?
How do I find a
Do I have to remember things I've repressed or blocked in order to
How Long Does It Take to Heal?
Will I ever be normal?
I'm stuck half way on the healing journey, how do I move forward?
Will it ever end?
How do I start writing a journal?
How do I tell other people about my abuse?
Do I need to forgive my abuser?
I want to confront my abuser, how should I go about it?
What are flashbacks?
What support is available for me?
Is it ever possible to have a normal sex life again?
What should I do if I'm feeling suicidal?
Does it get any easier?
For Friends and Families of Victims
Why do many
victims delay telling about their child abuse?
My partner/friend was abused, how can I help them?
My friend/partner was abused so long ago, why don't they just get
What do I need to know in order to help?
What support is available for people like me who just want to
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questions will be added as necessary to cope with current demand.
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