About Lee Reinecke

Lee Reinecke began her career as a children’s protective social worker, then practiced as a licensed school psychologist for thirty-four years. Following the birth of her oldest son, she participated in the first National Child Assault Prevention Project training in Columbus, Ohio. She founded the Child Assault Prevention Project in her home county, where she recruited a board of trustees and trained women to lead workshops for preschool and grade school children. In addition to evaluating children with special needs, Lee facilitated parenting and social skills classes in public schools. Since retiring, she volunteers as a spiritual mentor for middle school students at her church, with first-graders one day a week, and sews mittens and hats for the homeless. Read more at https://www.leereinecke.com/

SURVIVING OR THRIVING?

I’ve been blogging, primarily about sexual assault, for a little over a year. I’m not past the fear of “not doing it right,” but wanted to lighten up and just wing this one, writing my heart onto the page. Instead of researching and taking frantic notes, I’m going to share as a human being (as opposed to a human “doing”). Continue reading

Should you Forgive the Perpetrator of your Sexual Assault?

Whether speaking with survivors of sexual assault or therapists who endeavor to assist in their recovery, the issue of forgiveness raises intense opinions. Some religious entities and abusers have used forgiveness as a tool for ensuring victims’ silence, minimizing the short- and long-term impact of the crime, or releasing perpetrators from responsibility or the punishment they deserve. Continue reading

What Happened When I Told the Truth?

What Happened When I Told the Truth? My name is Lee Reinecke, and when I was in graduate school to become a school psychologist, I was advised to have some counseling sessions at the university. If I was to develop empathy for others who needed the assistance of a mental … Continue reading