HOW TO CHOOSE A COUNSELOR OR THERAPIST

If you are looking for a therapist, please check out JCW’s Find A Therapist page for assistance. It’s easy to find a counselor, but perhaps more difficult to know if you’ve found one who is right for you. There are a number of questions you can ask that will help you to choose a counselor. This short […]

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR’S SELF ASSESSMENT

Whether you’re just beginning your healing journey or you’ve been working on it for a while, this self assessment tool naturally helps you create a plan for your healing process. Initially when you take the assessment, it will help you to acknowledge the many ways your experience of childhood sexual abuse has impacted your life. […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR SURVIVORS

There is no shortage of people who personally understand the impact of child sexual abuse. However, our community and individual silence serves to isolate us and may keep us from acknowledging the real impact, and from gaining the strength, resources and support we need to heal. But together we have a chance to experience freedom […]

FLASHBACKS: WHAT ARE THEY?

Flashbacks are memories of past traumas. They may take the form of pictures, sounds, smells, body sensations, feelings, or the lack of them (numbness). Many times there is no actual visual or auditory memory. One may have the sense of panic, being trapped, feeling powerless with no memory stimulating it. These experiences can also happen […]

SELF-CARE FOR SURVIVORS

Good self-care is a challenge for many people and it can be especially challenging for survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse. It can also be an important part of the healing process. Physical self-care is an area that people often overlook: Food Food is a type of self-care that people often overlook. […]

SUICIDE: IF YOU ARE HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

If you are currently thinking about suicide, please reach out for help! Talk to someone you trust. – Do you have a friend or relative that you can talk to? Do you have a counselor or therapist that you can call? Is there someone else in your life that you can talk to (a religious leader, coach or […]