HAVOCA

About HAVOCA

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

The Road to Success

The Road to Success The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called enemies, caution lights called family; you will have flats called jobs. But…if you have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, … Continue reading

Survivor Issues in Group Therapy

Survivor Issues in Group Therapy By Catherine McAlpine, LCSW-C, and Barbara McCormick, LCSW-C In 1989, we began working with female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in small, supportive groups. Survivors frequently feel isolated and believe that they are unique in being subjected to the trauma of abuse and the associated … Continue reading

Female perpetrators: Child Sexual Abuse

Female Perpetration of Child Sexual Abuse: An Overview of the Problem By Lisa Lipshires Although Turner had previously counseled male sex offenders, she had never encountered a woman who wanted to sexually abuse a child. Alarmed, she consulted other therapists, but none had ever encountered — or even heard of … Continue reading

The Legal Consequences of Speaking Out About Abuse

The Legal Consequences of Speaking Out About Abuse By Elaine P. English Acknowledging the realities of abuse is an important part of the recovery of all survivors. In many cases, this acknowledgment is made publicly. There are, however, serious legal consequences associated with public statements about acts of abuse, and … Continue reading

Ritual of Reconciliation: An Alternative to Litigation

Ritual of Reconciliation: An Alternative to Litigation by Mic Hunter Psy.D., LP, LMFT In recent years increasing numbers of survivors of childhood sexual abuse have sued their perpetrators for damages. Litigation serves to punish those responsible for the abuse, focuses society’s attention on the problem of sexual abuse, and provides … Continue reading