The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Broken doesn’t mean beyond repair.
Naysayers fail to understand how requiring the health and safety of children as first priority fundamentally changes the courts’ response.
Healing from scandal and abuse is good. But healing necessitates acknowledging the injury. You can’t heal from a wound that is never treated.
many scandals that have rocked the Catholic church. Unfortunately, they have rocked every other denomination, faith, countless secular institutions and countless families. And the pain and tumult these scandals leave for non-offending members is massive. With that in mind, we wanted to share this piece.
Integrate your younger-self into your adult life. An abusive upbringing can make us feel like our young-self is still in our childhood home.
Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.
Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack.
Family Courts are tilted to favor abusers and harm children. Custody courts are mishandling 95% of abuse cases.
Consent is simply about setting your own boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts or apps to ensure consent; we need a revolution within our culture itself.
A memoir contains a magical ability to heal. Discover how using a memoir for healing from abuse works? How do you start?
Do you know how to protect your children from sex offenders? Cory Jewell Jensen talks about her work with sex offenders and what she knows
No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship
Using one of these kits, certain evidence such as DNA and debris can be collected from a crime scene — and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.Even if you never have to use one, it can be helpful to know what exactly a rape kit is, and what it isn’t.
Ban child sex abuse dolls. Republicans introduced 2 identical bills to ban child sex abuse dolls. Democrats are conspicuous in their absence.
Physical abuse encompasses more than the current widely accepted definition. The intentional infliction of physical pain, even if there is not an accompanying injury requiring medical attention, is still physical abuse.
Mickey Mantle told his fans, “Don’t be like me.”, hoping to change their lives away from the mistakes that were about to cost him his.
Did you experience food abuse? When a parent has food available and chooses to withhold it from their child it is neglect.
The research makes it clear that Family Courts get most domestic violence custody cases wrong and often dangerously wrong. This article explains what may cause courts to tilt in favor of abusive fathers and away from protecting children. We know judges don’t want to hurt children, so why haven’t courts found a way to review their outdated practices and create reforms that focus on keeping children safe and healthy?
Congressman Yoho’s language to attack Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says nothing about her but a whole lot about him.