Surviving Childhood Abuse

Surviving Childhood Abuse By December Rose Do you ever lie awake at night staring at the ceiling? Wondering why your life hasn’t turned out the way you dreamed? Why everything you get yourself involved with has to just get complicated? Do you ever just find yourself sad and distant in … Continue reading

Moving Into The Workplace As a Survivor

Moving Into The Workplace As a Survivor And Graduate Survivors of childhood abuse will often find it difficult to secure and maintain employment. According to one study analysed by The Guardian, up to 50% of childhood abuse survivors reported this particular difficulty. As a survivor and graduate, the prospect of employment can … Continue reading

Self Care

Self Care 5 Self-Care Practices To Help You Rise Again After Abuse Up to 50% of all children will fall victim to general child abuse, which includes sexual assault, physical abuse, violence, and neglect according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The effects of such abuse are most … Continue reading

Child Abuse Central In Personality Disorders During Adulthood

Every year more than 1 billion children between the ages of 2 and 17 experiences physical, sexual, and emotional abuse according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The effects of child abuse are nothing short of traumatic with the affected children often struggling with the aftermath long into adulthood. Long-term … Continue reading

Part 3 – The Important Truth

Part 3 – The Important Truth What about false accusations? How do I know you’re telling the truth? I cannot speak much into this question about false accusations, as I have not personally met anyone who spoke of their sexual abuse/assault that I have come to believe was a falsehood. … Continue reading

Part 2 – An Important Truth

Part 2 – An Important Truth What happens after these first memories or utterances come up? Little do us victims know as much as we try not to face it ourselves, the truth will eventually find its way out—often many more years later as we continue to wrestle it back … Continue reading

Part 1 – An Important Truth

An Important Truth Why do many victims of sexual abuse/assault not tell anyone or report it when it happens? Sexual assault/abuse is a darkness which – without notice – steals another person’s: Innocence, respect, core value, self-esteem, physical protection and boundaries, sexual integrity, voice, safety, security and trust. Besides what … Continue reading

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

The Cycle of Abuse

The Cycle of Abuse It is massively confusing when the pain of the abuse you are experiencing, is so immense that the need to hide and protect yourself, clashes with your default yearning to be able to love the person hurting you; this is especially the case when your abuser … Continue reading

Advice and rhetorical questions

Advice and rhetorical questions: Giving and receiving I have found, through my own experience and from reading many posts on the forum, that making the life changing choice to heal and move towards recovery, is a massively scary decision. It requires a careful and delicate balance of safety, trust and … Continue reading