Childhood sexual abuse has a negative impact on the ability of children and adults ability to self-regulate their emotional state and behavior. There are common psychiatric symptoms experienced by victims of childhood sexual abuse that impact on their ability to live stable lives. Peer support can help. … self-control as childrenContinue Reading

Truth Project Thematic Report: Child sexual abuse in the context of schools The Truth Project is a core part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Inquiry’)alongside public hearings and research. It was set up to hear and learn from the experiences of victimsand survivors of child sexualContinue Reading

Help Auckland 0800 623 1700 Research points to a child’s home environment as a key factor in recovery. Early intervention of specialist services can make the difference between a family that is able to develop an emotionally safe home environment that both heals and prevents future abuse, versus a family that leavesContinue Reading

Dr Jury said reading endless comments online praising abusive people or hearing co-workers singing abusive celebrity’s praises can be confusing and distressing for victims.  https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/12/the-insidious-impact-celebrity-deaths-can-have-on-survivors-of-sexual-and-physical-violence.html For survivors of sexual or domestic violence the accolades can feel like “a total obliteration of their victimisation”, according to Women’s Refuge CEO Dr AngContinue Reading

Lack of predictabilityFeeling that you don’t have enough information to make accurate predictions can cause your anxiety to rise. One way to counteract the lack of predictability is to get more information. For example, if you’re experiencing fear of the unknown related to a new school or neighborhood, you mightContinue Reading

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning From: Psychology Today Pain has its place in life. When it is honored and processedContinue Reading