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Taking Back Ourselves- Women’s Recovery Weekend

TakingBackOurselves Weekend of Recovery For Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse June 10-12, 2016, Chester, Connecticut October 21-23, 2016, Los Gatos, California www.takingbackourselves.com In April, 2015 at the Hope Springs Institute, an unlikely place of refuge in the middle of rural Ohio, women survivors of sexual abuse participated in the second TakingBackOurselves Weekend of Recovery. Over […]

Q & A with a Clergy Abuse Survivor and Leading Advocate

Welcome our guest Mark Crawford, a survivor of clergy abuse, a leading advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and the New Jersey State Director of SNAP. Mark was featured in our film Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, and today shares valuable insights supporting survivors, and what we need to consider next regarding […]

Healing From Trauma is Possible

In our continued outreach for our films Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse and The Healing Years, we invite leaders in the field to share new insights on healing from trauma and childhood sexual abuse. We’re honored today to share a Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as […]

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Inspiring Quotes for Overcoming Bad Childhoods

We’re continuing our ongoing outreach for our film Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, and for The Healing Years, a documentary about women survivors healing from childhood abuse.  We hope these quotes will boost hope today as you move forward in your healing. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll […]

Unspoken Truths

I know I mentioned I’d be taking a break from blogging this summer, but wanted to share this guest blog by a dedicated advocate with a heart for truth and for protecting children failed by the system. Let’s welcome, Mike Tikkanen, Founder of KARA (Kids at Risk Action) and Invisible Children. KARA brings together individuals and groups […]

A MaleSurvivor’s Journey to Understanding His Sexuality

  We welcome Tom, our guest blogger today, who courageously writes about an issue common to many men sexually abused in childhood — the challenging journey healing from childhood sexual abuse in light of  sexuality and intimate relationships. Tom has helped Big Voice Pictures in the past with transcribing many of our videos interviews. We’re […]

Forgive Yourself to Heal

As part of our continued outreach for Boys and Men Healing documentary, we invite guest blogger, Ken Followell, a survivor of boyhood childhood sexual abuse and leading advocate, who writes from a personal perspective about self-forgiveness.  His journey to self-forgiveness required self-examination, determination and placing the blame where it belonged — on the perpetrator.  In […]

The Narcissistic Wound of Childhood Abuse: A Dilemma

The Dilemma of Being the Only One in the Room Thoughts from a Survivor Therapist As part of our continued outreach for our documentaries related to healing from childhood sexual abuse, we once again welcome our guest blogger, Mikele Rauch.  Since 1983, Mikele Rauch has worked with men and women survivors of sexual, religious, ritual and physical abuse. In […]

Spirituality for Survivors of Abuse

In our continued outreach for our documentary, Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, we engage our audience by offering blogs written by leaders in the field related to the film’s topic.  In today’s post we’re grateful for the opportunity to share a Q & A interview about spirituality for survivors with Dr. Mic […]

The Heart of Healing-Thoughts from a Survivor Therapist

One way we continue outreach for our documentary, Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, is to engage our audience by offering blogs written by leaders in the field related to the film’s topic. Today, we welcome our guest blogger, Mikele Rauch.  Since 1983, Mikele Rauch has worked with men and women survivors of […]