Tuesday, December 16, 2008

resources for child abuse survivors/supporters

there is a new network for child abuse survivors that is great. it was started by the person who runs the child abuse survivor site (blog, resources, news, etc). there is a group specifically for the spouses, friends, and loved ones of people who have been abused as well as forums for abuse survivors.

also, there is a blog carnival against child abuse going on. i submitted my post picture of my most life changing experience. go check it out, there are a number of posts to look at.

even if you have not been a victim of abuse, chances are you know and love someone who has. and if you don't (or are unaware of it), chances are extremely high that you will. as parents, as aunts, as uncles, as siblings, we all pray that nothing so terrible will happen to the beautiful children in our lives. the sad truth is that it just might. don't be caught unaware. do everything you can to prevent abuse. do everything you can to learn about ways to keep it from happening. but, because there is no possible way for us to completely prevent this horror, also do everything you can to learn about how to help those who have been victimized. check out my sidebar--i have links to some various other resources that you can look at.

don't become complacent. don't put off your own healing. help those around you heal. none of us can go through something so horrific alone.

if you are aware of any other good sites for child abuse survivors, please share.

1 comment:

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

You are doing important, valuable work with your site. Thank you.

Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
Ch. 1 is online!