[Watch] Police break up wedding involving 14-year-old girl

Police prevented a wedding involving a 14-year-old girl from taking place in central Israel on Monday evening, arresting the groom and father of the bride ahead of the ceremony. The groom, in his twenties, and the father – who was also set to conduct the marriage ceremony – were detained as family members and friends […]

A Letter to My Abuser

To my abuser, What can I say to you, who has taken so much from me? Where do I start when it has taken me thirty years to finally acknowledge what you did to me? My heart has started to pound as I write these words. That is how much of a hold the abuse […]

Child Sexual Offenders: How they select, manipulate and groom their victims

(The photo is Illustrative and not related to the story ) By David M. Buckley, Senior Instructor, John E. Reid & Associates It is difficult to develop a universal classification or list of characteristics that will consistently identify a child sexual offender. Child molesters are masters at presenting a facade that makes them indistinguishable from […]

Good Touch.. Bad Touch.. – מגע טוב.. מגע רע

 מגע טוב.. מגע רע אני מבולבלת. המגע הטוב והטבעי הפך להיות מפחיד ורע. הוא הפך טוב לרע, ורע לטוב. איך מגע טוב יכול להרגיש רע? איך מגע איום ורע יכול להרגיש טוב? איך מגע רע, איתו, יכול להיות מאוד רע ואסור, אבל יכול להיות מאוד חיובי וטוב עם בעלי לעתיד? מדוע מגע טוב ובריא נדמה […]

This article on an Israeli Chabad news site is monumental

Last month, Aharon Shlomo Lisson (Lyson), a Chabad teacher from Beitar Illit, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexually abusing three brothers. That evening, his oldest victim, Yankie Rainitz, released a powerful post on Facebook which quickly went viral. (You can read a translated version of his Facebook post HERE)  The following day, […]

BOOKS FOR SURVIVERS

Breaking Free, help for survivors of child sexual abuse By Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon This manual is designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse. It updates the first edition, and investigates all the effects of child sexual abuse, which often persist into adult life – guilt and shame, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, […]

A survivor explains how seeking help is just the beginning

I’ve been feeling things, experiencing things, lately that have made me feel compelled to write. I’ve questioned what is going on inside my body and inside my head. My thoughts roam to places to I would rather they not. My body feels things I wish it would forget. I feel powerless to stop it. And […]