Sexual Abuse Causes Host of Long-Term Problems

An article we found here at White Balloon Support Head Quaters that describes the long-term problems associated with sexual abuse through cleverly linking it to a personal story.  By Emerald Morrow http://www.wlns.com/story/19835870/emerald    (WLNS) — Children who are sexually abused can face a variety of long-term problems including agression, depression, anxiety, withdrawal, and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Experts say […]

Originally posted on Stoning Demons:
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological injury that results from protracted exposure to prolonged social and/or interpersonal trauma with lack or loss of control, disempowerment, and in the context of either captivity or entrapment, i.e. the lack of a viable escape route for the victim. C-PTSD is distinct…

There are many forms of child sexual abuse, and I think this blog post intelligently illustrates the different forms very well. Not everyone knows what is technically considered to be “Child Sexual Abuse”, but even the taking off of clothing with a sexual intention is abuse. Children should never be exposed to such a violation. […]

It is ridiculous that ‘conversion therapy’ (a practice that attempts to ‘cure’ homosexuality) ever existed. California just became the first state to ban such a therapy on minors. Read Mr Klein’s opinion on such a topic – do you agree?

Originally posted on The Intimacy Forum:
7 Core Values that All Dumanity Shares 1) Foundation – UNKNOWN   Healthy/unhealthy primal fear alchemy happens here.  It puts you on alert to what needs to be paid attention to. We all have a core value in the unknown. It is what gives us the feeling of being alive,…

Originally posted on Emancipating Sexuality:
Breaking Silence From an email I wrote to one of my parents today: “I have made a commitment to myself to acknowledge and come to acceptance of the story of my body and my sexuality.” I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  For many years, I had experiences in…

Originally posted on Together We Heal:
I was once given some advice from a person much older and wiser than myself: “If a child is old enough to ask the question, they are old enough to get the truth.” There is, however, a way to present truth in a way that neither scares the child…

Originally posted on The Voice for the Sexually Exploited:
Veronica’s Voice, Inc. is pleased to announce that our partner, Shared Hope International, will be releasing the results of their comprehensive state by state report from their Protected Innocence Initiative Thursday, December 1st, 2002. The Protected Innocence Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to promote zero tolerance…

Originally posted on Tri Fatherhood:
Dear Max, I was awake. I rested there on my side, watching you sleeping fitfully. Shallow breathes. And each drawing gaps between your ribs. Retracting. We’ve been down this road before. The fear is familiar, but I haven’t learned to compartmentalize it as “just part of it”. That’s what I…

HELP US HELP THE DEFENCELESS

HELP US HELP THE DEFENCELESS

Imagine not feeling safe in your own home. Imagine not feeling safe in the city you live in. Imagine growing up with a knowledge of the world to be so dark. Many children grow up like this – it is the job of people who know better to help protect these delicate souls. WE can unite to make a difference! WE can protect the children of tomorrow. HELP us HELP them – #helpushelpthedefenceless