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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Dissociative Disorders - Part 4

As a continuation of multiple personality documentation in the 1800s, the case below is the review of another woman’s life history. Although there are many more cases, the three cases [Ms. Reynolds in Dissociative Disorders - Part 2, Ms. Barnes in Dissociative Disorders - Part 3 and Felida (see below)]  I have highlighted are the ones usually cited by therapists researching multiple personalities.

Diane

Conquering Incest

Diane Champé’s autobiography Conquering Incest: My Life as a Trauma Survivor has received rave reviews. Listed below is what people are saying about the book. It is available online at

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Roadblocks Confronting Abuse Survivors

panel 6On April 18, 2014, the E Diane Champé Institute hosted a panel discussion on the plight of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. It was titled:  Recovering from Child Sexual Abuse:  Societal and Policy Roadblocks Confronting Adult Survivors – A Policy Briefing.

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NIMH and Mental Healthcare Funding

The ethics of responsible conduct in research has been a long-term issue. In January 2002 the Association of American Medical Colleges approved a report by its task force stating: “Financial conflicts of interest of clinical investigators… [is] the single issue that poses the greatest threat to maintaining public trust in biomedical research.”1

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What Does Abuse Look Like?

There is a major problem in America in that many people either don’t recognize abuse or they deny the amount of violence and abuse occurring in their families. Let’s first talk about some of the characteristics in the family that contribute to violence.


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