Welcome to the Independence edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse. Blog Carnivals are a great opportunity to sample a variety of Blog offerings on a common topic. There are so many child abuse recovery and advocacy resources out there. I hope you find something of use to you! I have enjoyed reading and participating in this Blog Carnival and am happy to give back by hosting it this month.
Independence Themed Posts
from sharing our spaces
was also thinking about independence
this month . I like the idea of a list of things one wants more independence from and the focus on progress made.
I always find Marj aka Thriver
from Survivors Can Thrive!
inspiring. Read her Freedom Is A Natural High
, which she describes as follows: “I think one of the biggest things that survivors of child abuse want in their lives is freedom. We were slaves to our captors, abusers, predatory parents. What we want now is healing and freedom to finally live our own lives.”
Advocacy & Awareness
Thank you Mind Parts
for organizing and informing us about another healing resource, the Expressive Arts Carnival
. He says:”I invite you to check out a companion Carnival where survivors can submit what they have done related to a monthly theme to build a healing community.” I hope this really takes off!
Oleg O. Kaminetskiy
shares “Statistical Information on child homicide for 1999-2007 represented in charts..since humans are generally able to infer meaning from pictures quicker than from text.” via CHILD HOMICIDE IN U.S.
has an inspiring post full of healing and growth: Changes
from Reunited Selves
describes a very powerful sort of freedom, that of recognizing and accepting what we cannot get from a parent in the post Father’s Day
Art Therapy *NEW*
gilbert satchell invites us to explore his blog, GilbertSatchell’s Blog, full of his art, which he describes this way: “my art is nothing more than my brain on PTSD”.
Healing & Therapy
shen from Reunited Selves presents Such Wild Wild which includes “… poetry and artwork from when I was a teenager.”
Thank you so much for making this a content-packed Blog Carnival edition! You can submit your blog articles and art to the next edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse here.
Kathleen Young, Psy.D.