Support, Information and Guidance for adult victims of child abuse and their support networks.

Survivor Book of the Month

Survivor Book of the Month A good self-help book can be an excellent way to kick start, continue or bolster a Survivor’s healing journey.  Every month I will bring to you a book that has helped my own recovery. This first book is relatively new to my library’s arsenal of … Continue reading

HAVOCA 20th Anniversary

HAVOCA 20th Anniversary HAVOCA has now been online for nearly 20 years!! Our Trustee, Jamie Harms, started HAVOCA back in July 2001 as a way to provide support to other survivors of child abuse.  Initially conceived as a portal for survivors to find services and information that didn’t alienate them, … Continue reading

Surviving the Holiday Season as a Survivor

Surviving the Holiday Season as a Survivor

The holiday season can be a terrible time for survivors of abuse.  TV scenes, family gatherings and pictures of joy and happiness, plastered all over social media can be the catalyst for memories and flashbacks that haunt victims of abuse.  It is understandable that survivor’s feelings are heightened during this period.  As a very high proportion of abuse occurs within the family unit it is hardly surprising that times that bring families together, are the times that generate the most pain for Survivors. Continue reading

New Art Work Added

Through the Dragons Eye by Lynette Dawn Clark. A new artist has submitted her picture to our Survivors Gallery The original pen outline drawing was from a blank/monochrome page in a colouring book by a professional artist …..a mindfulness colouring book drawing, but I did A LOT of colour/blending/sketching with … Continue reading

Surviving the Game

Every now and again somebody reaches out and shares some truly inspiring work.  If you do one thing today, watch this video. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

Cultivating Conversations for Autonomy 

Cultivating Conversations for Autonomy  Over three decades ago, the month of April was established as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. Many other countries, including the United Kingdom, followed suit by also adopting the campaign. The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness, support families, and focuses on … Continue reading

What are you doing to look after yourself now?

What are you doing to look after yourself now? We all need to take stock from time to time. It’s easy to get lost on the journey and sometimes we don’t even know that we may be lost. Like any process or procedure, it makes sense to rest, look backwards … Continue reading

Four Healing Journey Mantras

Four Healing Journey Mantras A mantra, according to the dictionary is (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Mantras can be used to deal with issues by refocusing the brain and reinforcing a positive outlook on the healing process. The healing journey … Continue reading