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My Child Was Sexually Abused: A Parent’s Feelings

05/02/2017

The discovery that someone you love and trust has sexually abused your child is extremely stressful and can bring up intense feelings of shock, denial, disbelief, anger, confusion, guilt and helplessness. The following story from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s pamphlet on intrafamilial sexual abuse reveals some of these common thoughts and feelings that […]

How To Care For A Person Who Has Been Abused

10/29/2015

How I Can Help handout When someone you know is experiencing abuse in their relationship: Listen and believe them! Minimizing or excusing the abuse does not help.  Show empathy and understanding. Don’t automatically tell them to leave. Help them to feel empowered to explore their options, make their own decisions, and support them in their […]

Freeing Hope

10/10/2016

Is Hope’s story your story? No matter what Hope does in her marriage, something is always wrong. She tries to be a good wife. She reads books; she prays; she follows the advice from well-meaning friends. But she still hurts. No matter what she does, her husband still treats her as if he doesn’t love […]