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Spotlight on Heroes

By | January 11th, 2016|abuse by clergy, laws, media, men and boys, survivorship|

If you haven't seen the movie Spotlight yet, run don't walk to the nearest movie house showing it--while they still are. It's about real journalists doing the real work of uncovering institutional sexual abuse within the Catholic church. And the stories of real survivors who got together and came forward in the early days when [...]

calling it like it is

By | July 24th, 2014|abuse by clergy, media, survivorship, Tech, writing|

There's been a lot of news coverage, especially from Britain, of arrests made in connection with international sale of images of child sexual abuse. The good news is that a lot of pedophiles--many in positions of trust and of power over children--are being busted. The sad news is that the 600 recent arrests are just [...]

first review

By | April 11th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, Latest posts, media, reviews, websites and weblogs|

The first on-line coverage of this new edition of Strong at The Heart just went live. It's at The Pirate Tree, a blog about social justice and children's books. Strong is for YA and up, so it fits! They gave me a good amount of space for an interview, too, and I'm glad. It gave [...]

Dylan and Woody

By | February 10th, 2014|2014 Edition, abuse by clergy, media|

When child sexual abuse cases hit the press it can have a big effect on me as a survivor.  How great is it that the United Nations has come out in defense of children, scolding the Vatican for hiding and shuffling around abusive priests. But then there is the Woody Allen vs. Dylan Farrow business. [...]

when a parent was sexually abused as a child

By | December 30th, 2010|books, media, reader response|

On the young feminist blog fbomb there's an article that examines the developing awareness of a young woman whose mother was a survivor of sexual abuse.The blog post includes an essay that the author wrote three years ago, when she was 17. Liz P talks about her feelings of isolation and the effect that knowing [...]

stop the violence radio

By | December 22nd, 2010|events, media, men and boys|

If you want to hear the voices of real survivors of childhood sexual abuse, talking frankly about what happened to them and how they heal, check this out. Cliff Berkowitz, founder of KHUM in Northern California, DJs an eclectic morning show. For three weeks each November, he uses his show to raise awareness of interpersonal [...]

something you can do

By | November 4th, 2010|media, men and boys, Uncategorized|

Here's a nifty project that needs the attention of people who want to stop child child sexual abuse, raise awareness of the issue, and support survivors in their healing Dr. Michael Irving has been working on a monument for survivors. His metal sculpture, built on the artwork of survivors, needs to receive votes at the [...]

when survivors don’t speak up

By | February 16th, 2009|books, media, men and boys, websites and weblogs|

As a survivor of childhood abuse, do you ever find yourself accommodating obnoxious behavior? Putting up with crap you really needn't? Do you trash yourself over it? Or do you give yourself a break? My friend poet Molly Fisk wrote and performed a fine radio segment on Stockholm Syndrome in her experience as a survivor.

This just in . . .

By | January 17th, 2008|media, reviews|

I just received in the mail a hard copy of The Prevention Researcher, "a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth." There--on pages 11 and 12--is the most comprehensive and thoughtful review of Strong at the Heart ever. The reviewer, Dr. Jacqueline Golding, is writing here for a professional audience. She really [...]

male survivor film

By | June 21st, 2007|abuse by clergy, media, men and boys, websites and weblogs|

Here's something you might want to check out. A young filmmaker is producing a feature film that examines male experience of sexual abuse within the orthodox Jewish community. I haven't seen the film but have visited the website for Narrow Bridge http://www.narrowbridgefilm.com/. From his description and the website itself, the film appears to be about [...]