Sharing an Article and Song

A recent article by Alyssa Strauss on The Mighty.com resonated with me and I wanted to share it. I imagine it will resonate with some of you, too. Click below to read the article and see the video of the song. How I Responded to Kesha’s New Song “Praying” as a Sexual Assault Survivor Here are some of the …

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A Success in New York! Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole

Yes! Check it out on NBC New York: After I-Team Investigation, Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole Law would make reporting of statutory rape mandatory for therapists and …

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NBC New York I-Team: Lawmaker Wants Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole Closed

For those of you living in New York, you may want to check out this article and add your voice to this process: A state assemblyman is drafting legislation that would close a legal loophole, first reported by the I-Team, that keeps statutory rape complaints about psychotherapists from being forwarded to law enforcement by the …

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Seeking Female Survivor of Therapist Abuse for Article

Update on December 13, 2010 post regarding therapy abuse article: Journalist Deborah Lee is working on a story about sexual abuse by mental health professionals and is looking for a female survivor in her 20s-30s willing to share her story. The interviewee must be willing to be identified by name and have her photo published …

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Sex allegations against therapist prompt investigation

Interesting article in The Hook today about Howard Vidaver, a Virginia social worker accused of sexual misconduct. The article includes interviews with Jan Wohlberg, founder of TELL, the Therapy Exploitation Link Line, and clinical psychologist Gary Schoener, a nationally renowned expert in therapy sexual abuse. Find the original …

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Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse On Oprah – 11/5 and 11/12

Oprah’s two shows featuring 200 men, all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, truly constitute a landmark event. I’m posting links to the pages on Oprah.com that feature program clips and information. A TWO-DAY OPRAH SHOW EVENT: 200 ADULT MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED COME FORWARD – Part 1, November 5 200 ADULT MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED …

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Male Sexual Abuse Survivors – Articles & Resources

Thanks to Oprah’s shows on male survivors of childhood sexual abuse (air dates 11/5/10 and 11/12/10), some great articles and resources are popping up on the web. On Oprah.com: Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Stand Together Sexual Abuse Survivors’ First Steps Toward Healing – by Howard R. Fradkin, PhD. The Aftermath of Male Sexual Abuse – …

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Coming Up on Oprah 11/5 & 11/12: Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

A couple of weeks ago, Tim Fischer, a clergy abuse survivor who writes about his experience on his blog, “It’s about me,” was invited to participate in the taping of an Oprah show. He was one of 200 men, all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, involved in this production, which will also feature Tyler Perry. …

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The Twilight Saga — A Poor Example for Teen Romance

So—read Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga? Seen the first movie? Seen “New Moon”? I ask because I’m about to go off on a rant. Yes, that’s right. I’m joining the fray and putting in my two cents about the romanticization of abusive and co-dependent relationships. Abusive and co-dependent? Well, yeah… You didn’t actually think the stories …

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Dave, Roman — I Don’t Want To Think About It!

I don’t want to think about David Letterman. Really, I don’t. I don’t want to read the articles or the blogs or watch any of the news stories. It’s kind of like when I didn’t want to think about Gavin Newsom or Bill Clinton or any of those men who had “affairs” with people who …

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