Category Archives: CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS

Domestic and/or sexual abuse against children – signs of abuse, sources for assistance, author’s personal history of molestation, etc.

THROUGH THE EYES OF A VICTIM OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Total innocence

What a cleansing to finally reach the point in your life that you find true and complete healing as a victim of child sexual abuse. It is not common for me to share this part of my story, but given things that I have heard and seen recently, I feel it is a necessary step…

A Rise in Domestic Violence During the Holidays

Santa knows DV doesn't take a holiday.

It’s difficult to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa knowing there is a rise in domestic violence during the holidays. While many imagine sugar plum fairies dancing in their dreams, others are seeing stars from blows to their head. This “version” of Twas the Night Before Christmas gives us a true picture of what it’s really like to…

Child Sexual Abuse – Charish Periwinkle Murder

Child sexual abuse is a very tough topic for law enforcement, judiciary, attorneys, social workers and advocates. The families who are personally confronted by child sexual abuse are put into a place where they will never be the same again. Now, add to child sexual abuse ending in murder of the precious little one, and…

Others Control Us – How Do We Stop Them?

How Do People Control Us?

When others control us, it’s amazing the power one person can have over another. What do we do when we find ourselves in a position of being controlled by others? When others control us, they can exercise certain levels of power over another’s emotional well being. Others control us through money, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation…

CHILD MOLESTATION – A Little Girl Speaks (WARNING – Adult content)

Who could guess this baby would become a victim of child molestation?

What would child molestation look like through the eyes of the child being abused? This is NOT a fairy tale: Once upon a time there was an innocent little girl. She played with dolls, pretended to be a princess living in a castle, but her innocence was interrupted. So, here she shares her story of…

VICTIM SERVICES PRACTITIONER

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VICTIM SERVICES PRACTITIONER What is a Victim Services Practitioner? I wasn’t sure. I just knew I wanted to be one. What does it take to become a Victim Services Practitioner? The beginning for me was a 40-hour course presented by the Attorney General of my state, the State of Florida. For five days, from 8:00…

We Learned from Jerry Sandusky

Coach, mentor, pedophile?

Now that the trial is over and the coach has been sentenced, we must consider what we learned from Jerry Sandusky. The trial was extremely high profile. Many asked why Coach Sandusky chose not to testify in his own behalf. His lawyers insisted that not take place. Here’s a blonde take on that decision.  Just…

FORGIVE MY ABUSER

Freedom is found in forgiveness

FORGIVE MY ABUSER WAIT! Forgive my abuser? Are you kidding me? I’m still right in the midst of being abused on a daily basis. How do you expect me to forgive my abuser? To forgive my abuser does not mean to forget the abuse he/she dished out. Jesus said, “To be forgiven, you must first…

2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND SEX TRAFFICKING

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2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND SEX TRAFFICKING What could possibly be the relationship between the upcoming 2012 Presidential campaign and sex trafficking? Slavery is alive and doing well in these United States of America. It is merely wrapped in a different sort of package—human trafficking. ABC Action News released a report concerning an already present boom…

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Children of domestic violence are victims too

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized during April of every year. Each week of this month I will direct a great portion of time blogging on various types of child abuse—verbal, emotional, physical and sexual. I will be focusing on Child Abuse Prevention Month, hopefully providing you with valuable, and unfortunately…