Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
|Welcome to After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence.
After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private, which means that ONLY REGISTERED members have access to them. Please register for a free account to gain full access to the After Silence Online Support Group.
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Need A Support Group
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:25 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:48 PM
I think this place can be a good way to start for yourself. It's a very supportive environment. I wish I could offer you some more advice.
I'd try searching google.com and see what you can come up with for your area. I hope you find some good support for yourself and your child. I hate the way society deals with this problem, or well, doesn't deal with it. It's a huge developing problem and no one wants to listen to it or try to find solutions and that is so wrong.
Take care of yourself. Good luck <3
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:49 PM
welcome to AS!
i'm so sorry for all the pain you and you child have experienced
everyone here is really great and supportive and i hope you find what you need here!
Edited by betty, 18 July 2004 - 12:49 PM.
Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:09 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 02:13 PM
Wow, I'm extremely sorry to hear about you and your daughter. How old is she? I am not in your area so don't have any suggestions as to how to find a support group there. If there are none and you want to start one, maybe talk to your closest rape/survivor crisis unit? Or call RAINN - they might have some suggestions about starting one. If no rape/survivor center, then talk to some of the people in mental health in your area? Hopefully you'll be able to find someone who can advise you on the best way to go.
PS - To Tim: Hon, your gender shouldn't figure into this. You are a survivor, just like the rest of us and it isn't limited to gener, age, or religion as far as I know. Unfortunately, I realize real life doesn't always line itself up with our expectations and ideals. Sad.