Shared Links (weekly) October 17, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) October 17, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) July 18, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) July 18, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) April 25, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) April 25, 2021

Sharing – Working with Male Survivors: When Reaching Male Survivors, Consider Your Program’s Name
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Sharing – Working with Male Survivors: When Reaching Male Survivors, Consider Your Program’s Name

Here’s what I want you to consider. As a victim of sexual abuse, who identifies as male, I go in assuming that most of the resources available are going to be targeted to women. Because, in many cases, they are only available for women. So, if your organization doesn’t make it clear that you serve everyone, with clear examples, and promotion, many male victims may not ever reach out to you.

Shared Links (weekly) March 14, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) March 14, 2021

How Tara Wray Used Photography To ‘Process Fear And Uncertainty’

Stress in America study: How Americans can support mental health

How men are finding mental health support with digital tools

7 Books to Supercharge Your Personal Growth

Boxer Who Was Raped As 10-Year-Old Says Support Was ‘Life-Saving’

Breaking the silence: How to talk to your kids about sexual assault, consent

Why Your Reaction to a Child’s Abuse Disclosure Matters

Sharing – ‘What I had to say mattered’ — how can we provide justice for sexual assault victims beyond criminal trials?

Sharing – ‘What I had to say mattered’ — how can we provide justice for sexual assault victims beyond criminal trials?

The article below is about Restorative Justice, and idea that has become popular in some instances, because as much as we may not like it, this is true: “Some of the problems with the criminal justice system can, and should, be addressed through reform. Other problems may be unavoidable in an adversarial system.” I have…

What is the Justice System For, Anyway?

What is the Justice System For, Anyway?

I found myself reading this interview with Dr. Mary Koss recently, and while I’m not 100% sure about the prospect of “Restorative Justice”, as she refers to it, I think that often, when we think about child sexual abuse, we fall into the same misconceptions about the legal system that she refers to when talking more broadly about sexual assault.

Namely, that the legal system is not really designed to assist with the healing of a victim.

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)
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Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

How To Live With Someone Else’s Mental Illness
PTSD Physical Symptoms Can Be Confounding for Sexual Assault Survivors
Growing up I Often Heard “Therapy Is for White People”
How the Pandemic Is Taking Its Toll on Our Mental Health
One mental health solution: a kinder, gentler emergency department for people considering suicide
Nearly three in four child abuse survivors without support, study finds
Suicide After Suicide: What We Must Do to Break the Cycle
Why Abused Children May Strive for Perfection

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Be Positive! 5 Good News Websites for Uplifting & Inspirational Stories 10 Quarantine Activities That Don’t Involve Watching the News Calming podcasts that help reduce anxiety and stress – Haven’t heard of these before, might be worth checking out. COVID-19: The Reason You’re Exhausted Is ‘Moral Fatigue’ Why It’s So Hard to Build Healthy Relationships…