From Tracie: Blog Against Child Abuse - May 2012 Edition

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Blog Against Child Abuse - May 2012 Edition

The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is a monthly event. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the serious issue of child abuse. All forms of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, verbal) are discussed.

Welcome to the May 2012 Edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse!
We have technically slid into June now, and I apologize for the lateness of the carnival. We had a lot of great submissions for May, and I know there will be something in these posts that will touch your life.

Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse
Healing & Therapy:
-JRB from Just Be Real submitted Lost Little Ones Found
A great reminder to find compassion and love your inner child.

-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted I Know When You're Listening
She wrote: Being listened to and being validated were things I did not get from family and that pattern repeated itself for decades. Being listened to and being validated by my online friends has been a catalyst for healing and change.

Survivor Stories:
-Cairn Grow from Get This... submitted In the Office
Cairn shares about the time her abuser came to her school to confront and threaten her.

Advocacy & Awareness:
-Lynn Tolson from Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story submitted Tolson 4 TEARS Reviews "Beyond Survivor"
A great look at the newly released book from Jan L. Frayne.

-Rebecca from 1001 Things To Be Happy About submitted How I Should Have Known
She wrote: I was married to a pedophile for 25 years. Looking back, I see what I should have seen earlier - some serious signs that things were not right. I hope with this post I can help others who may be wondering, "Is this normal?" to recognize symptoms of a child molester.

-Cairn Grow from Get This... submitted Excerpts from a Letter
She wrote: This is a post in my blog that includes excerpts from a letter that my abuser wrote in explanation for his behavior. I find it to speak so authentically to the typical thought process of a sick person.

-Tricia McKnight from survivorsjustice submitted Tears In April
She wrote: This is my plea for everyone to get involved, protect our children, do our best to help end the abuses against them. When they get older and they learn what April is about, will they believe we did our very best to help them?

-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted Tender Loving Care
She wrote: The aftermath of child sexual abuse has meant that I have trouble being gentle with myself and my own body. It is a huge step in healing, I believe, for someone to give themselves tender loving care. This post is a statement of what I want, need, and deserve.

-Brittany P. from Butterfly Closures submitted Mourning the Abused Inner Child
Brittany shares a realization she had about grieving for the losses and pain her inner child experienced.

The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the serious issue of child abuse and to share important posts with others who might not be frequent readers of an author's blog. There are so many wonderful bloggers who are contributing to the cause of ending and recovering from child abuse. If you, as a reader or author, know of other blogs that you find helpful, please encourage them to submit to an upcoming issue of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse so we can continue to receive high quality submissions from a wide swath of bloggers.

Many thanks to all of you who shared your hearts and stories with us, and to all of you who read the submissions and show your support. You keep this carnival, the awareness, support, and healing going each month.

To provide another way for you to stay in contact with the blog carnival, and make sure you don't miss any updates; you can like the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse Facebook Page.

Thank you for raising your voice and speaking out against child abuse!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tracie,

    Thanks so much for continuing so diligently with the Blog Carnival. You are so great to do this for us all.

    If you have any host openings in the next six months, let me know. I would be willing to host.