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  • Introductions
    Before joining our community we request that your first post is an introduction. Once your post has been approved you will be able to access the rest of our forum. Your introduction does not have to be a life story but we do ask you write as much as you feel comfortable posting. For ideas about your first post take a look at this post.

    This section allows us to welcome new members, provide a starting point for the community and make sure any 'undesirables' are kept away from the boards.
    For instructions on how to make your first post please follow this link
    We look forward to welcoming you.
    Moderator: New Members' Secretary
    7060 Topics
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  • Main Child Abuse Forums
    A place to talk about child abuse related issues and items.
    Subforums: Emotional Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Miscellaneous Section
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    89375 Posts
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  • Present Day Challenges
    Use this place to discuss issues and turmoils that perhaps aren't 'abuse' related and therefore don't fit into the other sections. This can relate to 'the here and now', relationship issues, working/life balance, etc.
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    22274 Posts
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  • Survivors Sanctuary
    Forums to reflect, take stock and survive! A sanctuary is typically a safe place to unload and shelter but that also means the Survivors' Sanctuary is a safe place to unload negative feelings as well as positive aspects of healing.
    Subforums: HAVOCA Pen Pal Community, Celebrating Achievements, Members' Portrait Gallery, Photographic Memories, My Story, Unsent letters/unspoken words, Lyrics/Poems/Quotes/Artwork, Rant and Rave, Life Beyond, Moving on......, Survivors Memorial
    4976 Topics
    24135 Posts
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  • One day at a time
    **UNDER CONSTRUCTION**365 posts to inspire you, help you on your journey and perhaps offer guidance during a lonely spell. **UNDER CONSTRUCTION**
    Subforums: July, August, September
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    125 Posts
    Last post by pondbug View the latest post
  • Survivors Library and Resource Room
    A collection of forums to provide information, reviews and pertinent data to sit alongside a healing journey.
    Subforums: Reviews, Articles, News, Debate
    414 Topics
    2639 Posts
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  • Legal Forum
    If you have any legal questions or concerns about your abusive childhood then this forum allows you to ask Lisa Verro, a solicitor who specialises in abuse cases. Please note that any legal advice given is free and Lisa, although an associate of HAVOCA, works directly for a solicitors in Leeds. Therefore any detailed work or investigations may be referred (with your permission) directly to her company.
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  • Partners, Loved Ones, Family and Friends
    A place for the loved ones of survivors to come and receive support, ask questions and deal with their own issues.
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  • Self Harm/Suicide
    This forum is by application only. To join the forum and take part in the discussions you have to apply to join either via your User Control Panel via the Groups tab or contact Admin. By applying to join the group you are confirming you fully understand that posts about Self Harm and Suicide are acceptable. You also accept that members will be talking openly about committing acts of self harm and threatening to commit suicide. By applying you also accept that this forum is not moderated by professionals and no professional help can be gained here. If you feel suicidal or feel like you are about to commit self harm you should at all times seek professional help.
    You may find this helpful: Distraction Techniques and Alternative Coping Strategies
    Subforum: Limiting the Damage
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  • Art Project
    Sharing your feelings through creative means, through art and writing, can make your story more approachable and give it emotional impact. You can choose painting, drawing, poetry, story telling, collage, or even the creation of a comic. You don’t have to be ‘an artist’ to create a picture that can communicate your story with power. This section isn’t designed for artists, but people who want to express themselves visually whether or not they have any artistic experience. Use the packs within this forum to guide your inner artist. ArtyJaneH, our resident artist will help guide you.
    Moderator: artyjaneh
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