HAVOCA

About HAVOCA

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

Flowing Through Emotion Pain & PTSD

Flowing Through Emotion Pain & PTSD by Amber DeAnn I disagree with common advice given to PTSD survivors to relive the scene. Some can’t do that. When you are in the midst of a traumatic attack, you can’t think through it or give yourself affirmations, or tell your body to … Continue reading

Dealing with Life

Dealing with Life by Amber DeAnn I sit, trying to be physically and mentally still. The world’s noise and chaos assaults me like a Samaurai warrior—big, bold, strong, relentless, persecuting. I’m ready. I inhale, hold the breath to retreat into the invisible, exhale to feel my new strength, inhale, hold, … Continue reading

Jockey Daughter

Jockey Daughter My pen name is Tracey Cooper and I wrote the book, Jockey Daughter: I Do Not Have to Be Beaten to Cross the Finish Line. As readers, you may not believe this, but my siblings and I do not feel like “victims” because today we have such wonderful … Continue reading

Starting a local support group

Starting a Local Support Group Following on from our previous blog about local support groups, this article focuses on what a support group is all about and why they can be useful. First and foremost, don’t get confused between support groups and therapeutic groups.  They are different although they do … Continue reading

Local Support

Local Support Groups There are an ever increasing number of survivors who are now breaking the silence and coming forward to either report their abuse or to start the lengthy healing process.  However, it is still relatively difficult to find local help. As the overall awareness for survivors to start the healing process … Continue reading

EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY – Tarese’s story

EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY – Tarese’s story I just wanted to reach out and write this blog for HAVOCA. I am an adult survivor of Childhood abuse. I suffered extreme depression, I was a self-harmer, and I suffered from an eating disorder. I never thought hope was possible, I … Continue reading

Melancholy Boy

Melancholy Boy by Nigel Rickman Bay-windowed houses line the street Gardens tended, hedges neat. From one of those bays a Boy does stare At his World so safe,without a care. At the end of the street a black cloud does drift From kilns,belching smoke,when the men are on shift. He … Continue reading

Trust

Trust by Alexis Donkin Trust is hard for someone who has suffered abuse. Typically the abusive person is someone close – a family member, lover, or friend. This heightens feelings of betrayal. How could a person do this? How could they hurt me? If this person could do this, then … Continue reading

America’s Sex Offender Registries

America’s Sex Offender Registries Guest blog by SmartyStreets – https://smartystreets.com A Deceitfully Comforting Illusion In the US today, there are nearly 800,000 registered sex offenders. As part of the registration process, each sex offender is required to report their physical address to a local police department (the exact process varies from … Continue reading