The idea to create these wish-lists came from a survivor named Buddy Robson who wanted to think of ways to combine the holiday giving season with the wishes and needs of survivors. These are wishes that we hope will come true for every survivor and will inspire others to get involved in child sexual abuse prevention in the new year in order to keep children safe, ensure survivors are supported, and help put an end to cases of sexual violence.
by John Winer
Patrick Von Horn’s first memory of childhood abuse was of his mother screaming bloody murder after she witnessed a priest raping him. The horrifying attack is one of many instances of clergy abuse that Patrick repressed from his mind for decades until his mother’s death five years ago.
In mid-2019, the decades long hard work of advocates and legislators finally came to an end with the passage of civil statute of limitations reform for survivors of sexual violence in New Jersey. This law, one of the best in the nation, has led to new protections for children and new rights for all victims.
But what exactly does this mean for survivors?
This blog was written by Adults Sexually Abused by Priests (ASAP)
What helped me survive the initial shock and betrayal that happened at the hands of my priest?
The aged old question of DO I STAY, or DO I GO is one that survivors of sexual abuse are fretting over during the holiday season.
It’s possible for you to gain some momentum in your healing journey by understanding how to put these holiday tips into play as you’re sitting around the Christmas, or Kwanza or Chanukah table!
This blog was written by Volunteer SNAP Leader Carol Yeager of Fayetteville, NC
Voting has power in our country because it promises to give everyone an equal voice in the affairs of our government. Is it possible to give every demographic an equal voice by way of voting? Is there any one group that is not represented somewhere in our elections? I believe so.
The below is a guest blog by
Three clerics were recently accused of child sexual abuse. (No, this isn’t the setup to a joke.)
Blog by David Clohessy
One of my favorite poems begins “Sometimes things don’t go, after all, from bad to worse.”
On Wednesday, August 14, a one-year "window to justice" will open in New York state, allowing those who had been sexually abused but had their cases barred by the statute of limitations a chance to file a civil lawsuit. This is an exciting opportunity for survivors to get a chance at justice, but can also be confusing and many will have a lot of questions on next steps.