Welcome to the Blog Against Child Abuse - September 2012 Edition!
Advocacy & Awareness:
-Lynn C. Tolson from Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story submitted Signs That A Child Has Been Molested
She wrote: A new school year has begun with concerns about the safety of our children. Hopefully there will be enough prevention methods in place so that no parent has to wonder "has my child been molested?"
-Elizabeth Achima from The Strength of the Absurd: Journey towards Shalom submitted The Blame Game
She wrote: I wrote this blogpost to help educate people about abuse and the dynamics of blame. My interest in writing this post was to provide information to Christians as there is so much denial. This post has been shared with churches across north america and having this post in the blog carnival I think will help educate the public and hopefully make more people willing to hear and believe disclosures of abuse regardless of faith background.
-Susan Komisar Hausman from Kisses From Dolce: No Secrets No Shame submitted A Letter To E.L.James From Darkness To Light Founder Anne Lee
She wrote: Darkness To Light's founder, Anne Lee, sees great opportunity for educating adults around the globe about child abuse in E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey." I was so pleased to be able to host her for this guest post.
-Amy Sprague from Writing Thru Complex PTSD submitted The Silent Army
Healing and Therapy:
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted Failure an Inherent Part of Learning
She wrote: This post is a recent synthesis post about the topic of trying and failing as a normal, necessary, and essential part of life, as well as healing.
-Kate from Kate Is Rising submitted Healing Quotes Teens 87-93
She wrote: This post is a bunch of quotes that I had been collecting on coping with trying, failing, and learning. I find them tremendously helpful in walking my healing path right now.
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted Healing Lullabies 4: Sweet Lullaby
She wrote: I find lullabies tremendously healing. This is one of my favorites and I wanted to share it here.
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted Doing
She wrote: We all deserve to cut ourselves some slack, to make all the small little efforts that will bring us healing, life and love, and to treat ourselves and nurture ourselves like we do those that we treasure and love, because we are treasures and we are all loveable.
-Emma from Being "Elle" submitted Poem: "Buried"
-Amy Sprague from Writing Thru Complex PTSD submitted The Stages
-Amy Sprague from Difficult Degrees submitted Degrees
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.
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Thank you for raising your voice and speaking out against child abuse!