Inquiry report finds child sexual abuse in most major UK religions

Inquiry report finds child sexual abuse in most major UK religions by IICSA Child sexual abuse has been found in most major UK religions, according to a new report by the Inquiry; with some found to have no child protection policies in place at all. The ‘Child protection in religious … Continue reading

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

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

Finding Your Authenticity and Inner Truth

Finding Your Authenticity and Inner Truth Breaking Through the Veneer In my last blog post, A New Chapter, I discussed the necessity of discovering your true authentic self, who you are at your deepest core. Childhood sexual abuse can often complicate matters by hiding your true self behind a veneer … 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

Working Therapeutically with Trauma

Working therapeutically with trauma Trauma affects many people in unique and individual ways. You may be a survivor of sexual abuse, sustained violence, sexual violence or domestic abuse. You may be a survivor of trauma through the loss of a loved one in traumatic circumstances, you may have witnessed trauma … Continue reading

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