A victim’s shame

Shame.  The shame that I’m feeling is so intensely strong. It was born on that dreadful day. The day when I first met him.  The day when the spark in my soul was extinguished.  The day that I no longer owned my body. The day in which my body became a pleasure machine for him.  […]

I was in an accident – and nobody stopped to help

Dear friends,  I was in a terrible car accident yesterday. I was not at fault and didn’t see the car coming. It happened so quickly. My car spun around and was completely totaled. It was smoking and burst into flames. I somehow managed to break open a window and crawl out, bruised and bleeding. I […]

Is all child sexual abuse equal?

By Shana Aaronson, director of JCW-Israel Unless you live under a rock, over the last week you have heard this horrific news of the rape of a 7 year old girl by an Arab janitor in her school. You have read this article and tens of others like it; you have read every disgusting horrible […]

Nothing more painful

There is nothing more painful in this world then having to deal with it. The pain I feel cannot be described in words. It’s been 11 years since it happened, yet I still hear that voice, yet I still feel the touch. A woman who was not a human but a monster, no not a […]

BOOKS FOR SURVIVORS

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, […]

EDUCATIONAL LINKS

Rabbihorowitz.com Project Y.E.S. (Youth Enrichment Services). Rabbi Horowitz is recognized throughout the Jewish community as an authority on raising children in these troubled times.

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

PreSchool-Grade 2. This book is positive and assertive without being frightening. It lets young children know that it’s all right for them to choose when, and by whom

RABBI YAAKOV HOROWITZ ON SPEAKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY

A parenting workshop by Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life’s Project YES & dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Monsey, NY. Part of the “Keep Our Children Safe” initiative, it’s designed to raise awareness among parents in our community about the importance of speaking to our children about safety & personal […]

DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS

Cautious Twins – How a boy and girl go to the store for Mom, and are correctly cautious with strangers. Learn the steps to prevent and help yourself from being in danger from strangers! Stranger Danger!

MY BODY BELONGS TO ME

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by their 18th birthday. We can change that. 93% of the abuse is someone known to the child and not a stranger so keep that in mind when you talk to your kids. This film is dedicated to all those in service preventing […]

SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT

Debra Byrne reads Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept. The book is aimed at 3-12 year old children and is intended to give them skills to deal with inappropriate touch. For more information go to www.somesecrets.info.  

HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT MY CHILD IS GOING THROUGH?

Kids feel confused Consider that the child may have wanted to tell about the abuse but felt trapped, or threatened either by what they were told would be the consequences for telling, or by what they imagined. If you are a parent finding out about a disclosure made by your child to someone else, consider […]