THIS is an abuse survivor’s number one fear

I have previously expounded on the some of the guilt and shame that accompanies survivors of child sexual abuse. I want to share a little more about how untreated shame and guilt can progress to the point where substance abuse and/or suicide seems like the only answer for survivors. One morning, when I was in […]

Here’s how I took back control after I was abused

Having survived sexual abuse at the age of 12, I can only describe the secrets that followed as lugging around a gut-wrenching 100-pound object everywhere I went.. It was the invisible elephant in the room no matter where I ran. My attitude was that I did not choose this life nor did I want it—I […]

Morganville teacher charged with sexually assaulting boy at home

NJ.com reports: Authorities have charged a teacher at a Monmouth County school with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at his township home in 2012. Detectives arrested Menachem A. Chinn, 36, Thursday night at East Windsor police headquarters, township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Chinn is a teacher at the Shalom Torah Academy […]

[VIDEO] Rabbi Yosef Blau (YU) Speaks Up For Child Sex Abuse Survivors

“The prohibition against speaking Lashon Hara is used to cover-up abuse.” At a JCW awareness event in 2016, Rabbi Yosef Blau addresses the issues of child sexual abuse in the orthodox community, cover-ups, reporting abuse to the police, and supporting survivors. Watch this powerful talk by the Mashgiach Ruchani (spiritual adviser) at Yeshiva University and a […]

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