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Breastfeeding after Sexual Trauma

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Written by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC For adult survivors of sexual abuse or assault, breastfeeding…

Reclaiming your Sexuality

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Written by Ash Most survivors of sexual violence will experience difficulties with sex and intimacy.…

Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting as a Survivor

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Every potential parent experiences anxieties about becoming a mother/father and worrying about pregnancy, childbirth and…

BREAST-FEEDING AS A SURVIVOR

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In recent years, the introduction of the World Health Organization's and UNICEF's sponsored Baby Friendly Initiative…

Revictimization

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I am a survivor of sexual and other abuse in my childhood, as well as…

Disclosing Self-Injury

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For the vast majority of people, talking about self-injury for the first time is a…

What actually is considered self-injury?

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Many people question whether certain behaviour is considered self-harm. Self injury (SI) (also called Self-harm,…

What to Do If You Have Been Raped

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Tips on what to do after rape or sexual assault. Get to a safe place.The…

Sexual Violence & Grief

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One of the most common questions survivors of sexual violence ask is, "Will the pain…

Medical Information for Rape Survivors: Rape Kits & Evidence Collection Procedures

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This article provides general information based on the author's experience and research. It should not…

Speaking Out: The Benefits for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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In Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman writes, "Many survivors seek the resolution of their traumatic…

Was it My Fault? Self-Blame & Survivors

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Rape and sexual abuse victims often blame themselves. Please know that it was not your…

Accepting our Broken Bits: Never “Over It” But Still Healing

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For reasons that will become obvious further on, the title of this article is a…

Finding a Therapist

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Finding a therapist is an important and often frightening part of the recovery process. It…

For Women Raped by Husbands or Boyfriends

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Information about relationship rape, beyond a few excellent studies or pieces in books, is not…

Memory and Sexual Assault

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The following studies are taken from an article titled "Repressed Memory: What the Science says"…

Eating Disorder: Signs & Symptoms

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Anorexia Nervosa Abrasions on back of hands/knucklesBecomes cold easily; especially the extremitiesBroken blood vessels in…

Eating Disorder Definitions

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What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia nervosa, in the most simple terms, is self-starvation. Anorexics (anorectic…

What to say to a rape or sexual abuse survivor.

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It can be hard to know what to do to help a friend or family…

Live Within Your Window of Tolerance: A Quick Guide to Regulating Emotions, Calming Your Body & Reducing Anxiety

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By Laura K. Kerr, PhD and submitted by Patricia Healing from trauma is often described…

Stalking: Facts and Resources

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All rights reserved, except that permission is hereby granted to freely reproduce and distribute this…

How to Support a Person Being Abused by Their Partner

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Author is Lundy Bancroft and article submitted by Louise This article is a reproduction of…

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PARTNER RAPE

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In this article we'll look at the commonality of partner rape, other forms of abuse…

SHORT AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ASSAULT

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Because of myths that state that only stranger rape is real rape, and that partner…

It’s all OVER . . .

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Submitted by Louise Moderator Note: Pandy's member whatnow wrote this wonderful, inspiring article and kindly granted…

SCRIPTURE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Submitted by Patricia The following information has been taken directly from the book “Keeping the…

Is Your Abusive Partner Truly Changing?

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Submitted by Patricia From www.escapeabuse.com Signs That (S)He Has Changed (S)He is willing to wait however…

Open Letter to Teenage Girl Survivors of Sexual Assault and Those Who Know Them

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For Teenage girl survivors of Child sexual abuse and rape: Are you somebody who has…

Learning to Live Without Self-Harm

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Most survivors who self-harm, at some point, ask the question "How do I learn to…

Understanding Why You Self-Harm

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Understanding why you self-harm can play a big role in learning how to deal without…

Rape Conception: Mind your Language While Defending My Rights

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All rights reserved, except that permission is hereby granted to freely reproduce and distribute this…

Adult Attachment and Relationship Satisfaction Among Men Who Experienced Childhood Abuse

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Submitted by Patricia The following dissertation summary was provided by a researcher who approached Pandy's…

Deciding to Pursue Legal Action

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By: Ash The decision to pursue legal action is a very personal one, and it…

Panic Attack, Agoraphobia and PTSD: An Abuse Survivor’s Journey

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Dedicated to my Therapist and to all Survivors who will make the same journey Please…

Healing Your Inner Child

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By: Melinda Survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) often have conflicting feelings and opinions about…

Sexual Arousal and Sexual Assault

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A sexual response or orgasm in the course of sexual assault is often the best-kept…

Why child abuse can NEVER be your fault

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As survivors of childhood sexual abuse, we often grow up blaming ourselves for the abuse…

Adult Survivors Continuing Relationships with Abusive Family

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A lurid and rather sensationalistic book about murderers that I recently read featured the case…

Older People Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

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Note: While it's true that some older survivors of child sexual abuse can have experiences that…

A Brief Overview of Partner Rape

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In this article we'll look at the commonality of partner rape, other forms of abuse…

…But why didn’t I tell?

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Many of us, in response to being told that being abused as children was not…

Child Rape: For Survivors and Interested Others

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Introduction This article is primarily intended to provide information and support for adult survivors of…

Rape Trauma Syndrome: The Journey to Healing Belongs to Everyone

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© Amy Menna, Ph.D., LMHC, CAP Some say rape is about power. It has been…

Volunteering for a Rape Support / Activist Organisation

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Being a volunteer can be a very rewarding experience and for many survivors it can…

Was it my fault? Self-Blame & Survivors

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Was it my fault? This is one of the most common questions we see posed…

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