HAVOCA

About HAVOCA

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

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

The Effects of Childhood Abuse and the Process of Recovery

The Effects of Childhood Abuse and the Process of Recovery by Malcolm Underhill Child abuse statistics Research on child abuse in the UK reveals shocking results. An estimated 1 in 20 children have been abused; over 23,000 sexual offences against children were recorded last year (source: NSPCC and ChildLine). Childhood trauma … Continue reading

They Can’t Touch Him Now by James Williamson

They Can’t Touch Him Now by James Williamson My original concerns about writing my autobiography THEY CAN’T TOUCH HIM NOW was revealing secrets, secrets that had been locked away in my mind for so many years. I am convinced that even a truth serum would not have made me give … Continue reading

Conflict in Cyberspace

Conflict in Cyberspace Have you ever noticed how conflict can get blown out of proportion online? What may begin as a small difference of opinion, or misunderstanding, becomes a major issue very quickly. Conflict can be difficult at the best of times, but what is it about online communication that … Continue reading

Effects of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors

Effects of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors by Cathryn Hunter, Senior Research Officer with the Child Family Community Australia information exchange at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Experiencing abuse and neglect in childhood can lead to adverse outcomes in adulthood. The purpose of this blog is to … Continue reading

Your Thinking Grows Up

“Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other’s failures and cheer each other’s victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.” Author Unknown Your Thinking Grows Up … Continue reading

Survivors and the Food Connection

Survivors and the Food Connection By Suzanne Scott and Lynne M. Constantine Many of us survived the experience of childhood trauma, in part, through our relationships with food. We used treats to comfort ourselves. We compulsively stuffed ourselves with food to avoid feeling anger, grief, and frustration. We gained weight … Continue reading

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers?

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers? By Salynn Boyles, WebMD Health News It is widely believed that boys who are victims of sexual abuse become abusers themselves. Studies of pedophiles suggest this often is the case, but new research shows that the risk may be smaller than previously thought. Roughly … Continue reading