As a child abuse survivor of emotional, physical and sexual abuses, as well as RA and MK, the past 25 years has taught me I cannot heal in isolation. Isolation breeds fear and fear is crippling.
I don’t want to be crippled again.
Many of us have developed Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), [find the full DSM-V Criteria for DID Diagnosis here] which, too, can leave us alone and fearful. Dissociated Survivor- Healing from Childhood Abuse is not about us—as a system, but about US—as a community of child abuse survivors, where by adding our voices together we release ourselves from these bonds of silence and isolation.
You Need A Voice!
Dissociated Survivor- Healing from Childhood Abuse is one such voice. I want to develop a website connected to social media serving two purposes. One, our connection to childhood abuse survivors everywhere, and I want survivors to be aware of current events in all newsworthy areas involving child abuse.
Once aware, change can take place. And with change, comes empowerment. And
with empowerment, comes healing.
Whether you are a friend or family member supporter; you, too, deserve a voice to aid in your healing process.
My ultimate vision is to pass onto the next generation a world where violence to children, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, is stamped out. I crave a world where children sleep in safety and feel unconditional love. I want to find in my lifetime a world where adult survivors of childhood abuse find belief, respect and safe relationships. Where children and adults can find freedom in the world and more importantly in themselves.
Many know this website from years past as the Dissociated Survivor (DS). We are the same. Just grown older and hopefully a little wiser. Please- Dissociated Survivor. Let’s Heal Together.
–Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Meade
LisaBri, dissociated survivor of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse
The Dissociated Survivor’s Twitter ASKS:
Statistics You Don’t Want to Believe!
Child abuse is reported every 10 seconds.
And according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse:
There are over 42 million survivors of sexual abuse in America.
90 percent of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68 percent are abused by family members.
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
About 80 percent of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 is $104 billion.
<From the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, http://www.naasca.org/2012-Resources/010812-StaisticsOfChildAbuse.htm
I was saddened even more when the NAASCA stated “…(this) group of numbers deal with the childhood sexual abuse issues only.” And of course, we always need remember these are the reported cases, so these numbers are even greater.
Child abuse needs to be eradicated.