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#1 kataroo

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:42 PM

Pandora's Project provides resources and an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors, but it does not take the place of crisis hotlines or a long-term relationship with a licensed therapist. Moreover, it may take several hours before you have full access to support from the message board. This is a great place to review some materiel that many other survivors find helpful.

If you are in crisis or need someone to talk to now, here are some ways to get help.

Please see Pandy's Crisis Support & Resources
Includes: US and General Crisis Centers and Hotlines + International Crisis Centers and Hotlines

Other Forums and Support Groups
Shattered Reality
Rape Crisis Support Groups

Please see Pandy's Recommended Reading for Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors

Searching for Angela Shelton:
Download from Pandy's Lending Library. Please be sure to read Pandy's Library guidelines before requesting item(s)


Please see Pandy's Articles and Essays. Below are the topics currently covered and new articles are frequently posted:
Rape & Sexual Assault
Child Sexual Abuse
Relationship Violence
Self-Care after Sexual Violence
Recovering from Trauma

Volunteering & Activism
Secondary Survivors (Friends and Family)
Relationships, Sex & Intimacy

Parenting after Rape and Sexual Abuse
LGBT Issues
Legal Action

Eating Disorders
Misc. & General

Angela Shelton's Warrior Workbook
When You Are the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor: A Workbook for You
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms


Resource for a Recourse - An online database of the statutes and laws governing sexual assault and domestic violence
Coping Skills for Trauma - To help you to learn coping skills
The Effects of Rape - To read a bit about the effects of rape so you will understand what is happening to you and that it's normal:
If you were my sister or brother - Comfort and Encouragement
Self Blame - it's not your fault - Rape is never the victim's fault
The Lowdown - Information related to depression (New Zealand based)
Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors Support - Articles, forums, research, workbooks, etc (UK based)
White Doves Nest - Articles, books, and other general resources for sexual abuse/violence survivors

Info on Therapy - Why therapy is important and general information about the process
Mental Health Services Locator - Find a therapist near you
UK Mental Health Directory - UK mental health resources directory
Mind: For Better Mental Health UK - British mental health resources
SANE - Britain's longest standing mental health helpline
The International Registry The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress - International Therapist Registry from The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
World Federation for Mental Health - International therapy links from World Federation for Mental Health
The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) - UK Cognitive Therapy site

Domestic Abuse Safety Guide - from Australia's Federal Police Department.

Healing through Creativity - Promotes art therapy for trauma survivors and offers an annual art show

Edited by kataroo, 10 December 2009 - 09:30 AM.

Pandora's Aquarium, Inc. is not intended to be a substitute for professional assistance. All members and visitors are encouraged to establish a relationship with a trained counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist. Pandora's Aquarium, Inc. offers rape and sexual abuse survivor-to-survivor support only. Despite any qualifications staff or members possess, they are not engaged in a professional relationship with any other member. Survivors in crisis are urged to seek local help by contacting 911 or their local rape crisis center. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Service located here.