Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing Coalition (SA PATH)

It’s amazing how people are just showing up to do what is necessary to eradicate incest, child sexual abuse, and sexual violence in Northwest Ohio.  Only after two community forums did attendees decide to develop a Coalition of diverse people to work on eradication of sexual violence.  Amazing.  Professionals, organizations, survivors, family members from all walks

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Is Forgiveness Necessary For Healing?

I have often heard over the years various opinions about whether survivors must “forgive”  their perpetrators to heal themselves.  I have most frequently heard the philosophy from survivors and “helpers” (professional and nonprofessionals) alike that forgiveness of the perpetrators is essential if the survivors is to heal.  I have heard specifically things like “I forgive my perpetrator for me,

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Sexual Abuse Coalition Formed

In a prior blog I talked about the Community Forums I was organizing to convene people who were interested in impacting the incest, child sexual abuse, and sexual violence issues in Northwest Ohio.  Well, I am excited to relay that after two Forums everyone has agreed to formulate a formal coalition with the purpose of

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Role of Perpetrators

It seems more and more perpetrators or people thinking about perpetrators are  finding me.  Historically, I haven’t give much thought to perpetrators as my emphasis has always been focused on the survivor.  As I have learned, over the years, to open myself up to other ideas I am now beginning to see that dealing with perpetrators

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Welcome

If this is your first time to my blog, I want to welcome you. I decided to start this blog because I needed a place to share my thoughts about issues related to incest, child sexual abuse, and sexual violence of women and children. As a survivor of incest and child sexual abuse I know

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