Category Archives: Fighting Abuse

ACC: The Modern Brothers Grimm

 Has anyone seen today's article in the New Zealand Herald about ACC failing to help most sexual abuse survivors? Follow the link to read the whole thing – or get the paper out, it's on page 4. It mentions that we are having the survivor summit this coming Sunday, which is a good thing! It's …

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ACC: The Modern Brothers Grimm

 Has anyone seen today's article in the New Zealand Herald about ACC failing to help most sexual abuse survivors? Follow the link to read the whole thing – or get the paper out, it's on page 4. It mentions that we are having the survivor summit this coming Sunday, which is a good thing! It's …

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How to support your friends and family who are traumatised

In the wake of drastic cuts of funding for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, my colleage Graz Amber has prepared a pamphlet for "HOW TO HELP" that might come in handy when people can't get the services they urgently need and might have come to rely on. Graz was so kind to allow this pamphlet …

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Mother Issues: August Edition Blog Carnival

The August Edition of the Blog Carnival "Recovery From Sexual Abuse" is published. This month article have been submitted and selected that address the difficult topic of "MOTHERS" and the issues that arise. There are the mothers that stand alongside the survivor and offer great support and help for the recovery. Other mothers are distant, …

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Carnival Edition July 2009: The Body

Another edition of the 'Blog Carnival Recovery from Sexual Abuse' is out. The latest topic we explored was the impact of sexual abuse on a person's body. As always, a wide variety of contributions have been posted and I trust you will find interesting information. Follow this link 

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Child Abuse Linked To Cancer

I have just come across a new study that has stirred up in me a great concern. In this study the researchers found that people who have experienced abuse in childhood have a 46% higher chance to develop cancer later in life. It made it clear to me that those organisations that fight publicly against …

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Fighting Child Abuse!

The New Zealand media is full at the moment with reports from a horrific child abuse case that cost the life of a little 3 year old girl. It has to stop! It has to stop!I love this song. It's a call to stand up and be counted! http://www.youtube.com/v/x6-5g78Nr6Q&hl=en&fs=1

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Ending the Silence for Sexual Abuse Survivors

The Lamplighters, a movement for sexual abuse survivors, started in the small town of Cottonwood, AZ now has 34 chapters in three countries  Marjorie McKinnon is the founder of The Lamplighters, a rapidly growing movement for recovery from child sexual abuse and incest.  The Lamplighters, originally conceived as a support group for those going through …

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It’s A Shame!

I found this quote today: It’s a difficult thing to be out about. Homosexuality is okay. Depression and ADHD are fairly well mainstream. Multiple is a big stigma. Especially, when, like me, one has not been “diagnosed” by a “medical professional”. I feel like I’m … less than real.Learning to Say Yes, Feb 2009 It …

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Shattered Reality

"A wonderful read for all parents, teachers, counselors …. we need to open our eyes to child sexual assault and help put a stop to this silent epidemic." He is a master manipulator, our perpetrator, our destroyer of dreams, the one who Shattered our Reality…. This is my story, a mother's story, about the abuse …

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