We Are Survivors 

This blog is dedicated to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us.

Prostitution and Child Abuse Survivors

Why do children run away from home? Why do many of them turn to prostitution? Why are children who run away from home and turn to prostitution victimized as adults when they can’t break out of their circumstances and get off the streets?

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Television – The “Trash” Medium

One of the most powerful methods of communicating with Americans is the media. It can be used to inform, enlighten, encourage, and educate the millions of us who tune in every day. And yet, advertisers and producers, particularly in cable TV, have chosen to focus on the lowest common denominator in human behavior.

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Effect Of Neglect & Abuse On Brain Functioning

Brain deficits develop in children exposed to neglect and abuse. It is critical that researchers and society understand these devastating consequences and how children are impacted later in life. Theoretically, during early brain development, neglect and abuse lead to deprivation of input needed by the infant brain. Thus, subsequent brain functioning is impaired.1

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Getting Over Child Abuse And Neglect

I am speaking out to expose the ignorance, denial and lack of national concern about keeping child abusers, most of whom are family members or acquaintances, away from children. I have lived every aspect of child abuse my entire life. I was isolated and mentally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abused throughout my entire childhood as well as suffered severe neglect. Most of the time whenever I tried to talk to people about my abuse, I usually got the same two responses. They were either: “That happened a long time ago. Get over it.” Or, “Why didn’t you tell someone?”

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shelaghstephen
I have had the same stupid responses for the past forty years. It is time for us all to stand together. If we are more than 20% of... Read More
Thursday, 04 July 2013 19:30
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America’s Survivors – America’s Shame

The issues affecting tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect are, for the most part, ignored and not addressed by the American public, the government or the media. It is a national shame and a disgrace. First, we struggle on our own to survive as children both physically and psychologically at the hands of ruthless, depraved and/or neglectful parents/caretakers. Our development is interrupted and damaged. Then, as adults, we attempt to establish and lives our lives – unconsciously aware of the full impact of our trauma.

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amritamaat
As a victim of emotional and physical abuse during my childhood, I spent much time feeling unwanted. I knew my life was different ... Read More
Sunday, 30 June 2013 14:26
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