The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.
Healing from abuse involves knowing when to open those fence gates and when to keep them shut—to defend your boundaries. Peter Pollard asserts both are good choices.
Putting an end to sexual abuse.
Labels vs. Identity
Just the facts, man!
Overcoming triggers and relearning the healing power of giving.
Some new alternatives to “Fight, Flight or Freeze.”
What do we mean by “unwanted sexual experience”?
Penn State, The Peaceful Hearts Foundation and the importance of community.
When we frame sexual abuse as a “sexual relationship” or call a male survivor of sexual abuse “lucky”, we harm survivors of any gender.
Experiencing childhood sexual abuse can have an effect on future relationships, and one or both partners may feel like they are drowning. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Will the Catholic Church seize the opportunity to create a safer world for kids?
How can we learn to nurture hope over fear?
It can be difficult to maintain safe boundaries while on the path of healing. Here are a few insights from Peter Pollard of 1in6.org.
Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.
Conversations about sexual violence relegate men to two roles: Bystander or Perpetrator. It’s time to add the third role: Survivor.