Dealing With Rape As a Victim

People who have been through traumatic events such as rape or sexual assault can find themselves feeling confused, vulnerable, ashamed, and isolated as a result of these experiences. Unbelievably, it takes place more frequently than most people would think it would. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five […]

Child Abuse: Speaking Up Is Not A Crime

As a person who has survived childhood sexual abuse, there will likely be times when you will feel as though you are bearing an invisible burden. Even though other people can’t see it, you know it’s there and you know it’s real. The thought of disclosing can be overpowering and frightening, but at some point, […]

Rape’s Harmful Effects On Women

The consequences of rape will differ from person to person because we are all affected in different ways and recover at varying rates from the experience. According to our experience with survivors of rape and sexual violence, we have discovered that there are some common responses to these forms of violence. We also know that […]