South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Survivor's Stories”

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For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

We can always learn lessons from our feelings and inner thoughts. It’s okay to sit with it and accept it for what it is, but do so in a manner that looks after YOU as number 1 and it as last priority.

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Tears unbidden

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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The imaginary worry chest

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

When your feeling upset at night and can't get to sleep, because of your thoughts, think of a Tresure chest ( Worry chest) and screw all of the bad thoughts up into a ball and through it in the chest and, lock it up with a Key, so they can't...

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The Innocent Ones

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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The Nowhere Man

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

The frame of the solid front door shook with fear as the young boy slammed it in great anger as he raced out, over the roughly laid brick paving, to his bright orange bicycle. He would do anything to get away from the family that said to do things their...

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The silent

For Female Survivors

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The Vatican Rap

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Bless me Father for I have sinnedIt’s been one month since my last confession and these are my Sins

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This life

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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Those who don't believe what is said

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

When adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse speak out about their experiences, the healing and recovery process begins. They learn that they are not alone in what they have endured. Speaking out helps them to take back that power.

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We are

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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Why can't I get on with my life?

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Many people believe that, because the abuse happened as a child, as an adult the survivor should now just 'forget about it and get on with life'. If it were this simple, many survivors would do it! It is not this simple however.

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