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What About Post-Traumatic Growth?

Jenna QuinnDecember 29, 2017
Personal Narratives
My story didn’t begin with me having a voice. It began in the silence and secrets and shame that so many victims struggle to break free from.  And for a long time I felt more broken than healed. It was so easy to see the scars. I still see them. Not as many, not as vivid, but the lines are still there when I look, and there are days they stand out more than others. Being sexually abused throughout my tween and teen years by an adult w...Continue

What It Means to Be Rich

Tracey TabetDecember 20, 2017
Personal Narratives
I may live in a city, but I'm a small town girl.  My childhood home was on a dirt road in one of the most impoverished counties in the country. When my daughter was five, we visited and she looked at the old barns and irrigation canals where we used to play and asked, “were you poor?” I told her we had everything we needed—not just because we did, but because I grew up with a complete sense of security. Back then, I couldn't imagine ho...Continue

Sometimes, we shouldn't call them victims

Judy CohenDecember 12, 2017
Insights
Co-authored with Kelly Kinnish "Don’t give up on your client.  When I first started therapy, I wouldn’t talk…every time, I wouldn’t talk for like the whole hour… some therapists would have given up…""The lady [prior therapist] tried to force things and just wrote stuff down…""Therapists should sit and listen…""What people don’t know when you’re going into therapy… you don’t know these people, you gotta gain trust...Continue

What bits do what? An international lens on the complexities of the CAC model

Dr. James HerbertDecember 7, 2017
International Views
In Australia, Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) have been raised as a way to improve responses to child abuse based on the demonstrated benefits of this approach in the United States. However, there are some important differences between jurisdictions in the U.S. and Australia that need to be considered in adapting the approach. For one, many Australian states and territories already have certain elements of the CAC model in place as part of t...Continue