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.

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 1

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog).  I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Both their pain and hope for a better future are common threads.

Recent Comments
Ptperez
Thank you Diane. It is so important to hear these voices
Monday, 22 June 2015 15:49
Diane
My next set of blogs will be a continuation of survivors voices. I am thankful they were able to talk about their concerns openly.... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 16:32
Diane

Congressional Meeting on Mandatory Reporting

On December 2, 2011, I met with Senator Bob Casey’s office in Washington, DC to provide input into his pending legislation. He had named it the “Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid (Speak Up) Act of 2011.” His objective was to make it mandatory that all adults be held responsible in reporting any child abuse they witness.

Recent Comments
Ptperez
So sad. How can the entire Senate ignore this bill?
Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:57
alita
They can ignore the bill, because they don't see that this type of advocacy is going to get them any votes or supporters.
Monday, 22 June 2015 18:11
Diane
Just like they always have. I walked the halls of Congress for 10 years trying to get SOMEONE to pay attention to the plight of ad... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 13:11
Diane

The Duty To Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Copyright

© Article submitted by Neil Jaffee for print

Recent Comments
Ptperez
Yeah. Please notify the U.S. Senate!
Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:03
Diane
They already know but do not intend to do anything about it.
Monday, 22 June 2015 13:14
Diane

The Response to Child Abuse Trauma

When children are abused, they begin to question themselves and their world because it destroys two essential beliefs:

  • Their sense of trust, and
  • Their sense of control over their lives.
Recent Comments
Ptperez
Dear Diane, Thank you for continuing to chip away at the brick. The wall is thick, but little by little it can break.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:26
Louiserands
I have been pretending that I'm ok and participating in this world when I haven't. I pretend to trust when I don't . The impact th... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2015 00:13
Diane
After 10 years of work, I am beginning to see the Brick Wall of Denial start to crumble a little, and that is a good sign. All of ... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2015 07:28
Diane

Child Abuse: America's Biggest Public Health Crisis - Part 3

The capacity for emotional regulation is one of the major causalities of significant early trauma. Traumatized individuals often suffer significant mood swings, anger, irritability, and profound depression. Numerous studies have established that a history of child abuse increases major depression approximately three-fold compared with non-abused individuals.


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