Opening up and staying connected, two important steps for recovery from the effects of trauma “Support groups can help you feel less isolated and alone. They also provide invaluable information on how to cope with symptoms and work towards recovery …. Support from other people is vital to your recovery.”
Ohio (as in last week’s post) or NZ, regrettably stories of abuse are widespread He faces over 26 charges in relation to alleged offending against six boys between the 1980s and 2010s. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/former-scouts-nz-leader-on-trial-for-alleged-sexual-abuse-of-boys/HFHLYQDSCTZZVYEP7DRN3ZH7GI/
Victims in the process of recovery, rebuilding from past losses and hurts “I hid from it for decades,” said Nash … “I felt like the child in me that had been molested and abused had ran and hid in a cave,” Muhammad said. https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2022/10/13/ohio-boy-scout-sexual-abuse-survivor-seek-statute-of-limitations-law-child-molest-bankruptcy/65711454007/
Grappling with the issue and changes and progress being made Cricket Australia’s chair Lachlan Henderson said historical child sex abuse was “an appalling issue” that society and many sports, including cricket, were grappling with. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/475995/australia-board-apologises-to-survivors-of-child-sexual-abuse
Peer Support – a reciprocal relationship with benefits for both men – is one option for creating a meaningful and strong social connection “And it’s not a matter of how many [meaningful, strong social connnnections] they had, it’s a matter of the strength of those, the meaningfulness of them. It
Opening conversations: Have you been abused? Do you know someone who has? Two Auckland sisters have walked more than 200 kilometres through Northland to “help people break their silence” about sexual abuse. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/the-reosa-walk-sisters-trek-through-northland-to-highlight-sexual-abuse/5UTWLPR4XAAZRV2AU3HPRSXPEE/
Being a survivor can carry with it many long-term effects. It’s important to reach out for support – climbing the path is easier together than alone. He [the survivor] ended up living on the streets, abusing alcohol and drugs, and eventually moving overseas to escape his life in New Zealand.
An extensive read giving insight to what it’s like being a survivor Men and boys may be more reluctant to disclose sexual abuse due to stigma and beliefs around masculinity. … Working with male victims also involves challenging rape myths and working through gender-role socialization that tells men to push