Understanding what our survivor may be experiencing will help us to develop empathy
"Empathy is a strange and powerful thing. There is no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of 'You're not alone.'"
--- Brené Brown
6 Steps to Support a Survivor
It takes courage for a survivor to share their story.Understand the power you have in affecting their healing journey.
How to Support a Friend
How to Support a Friend Who Is Recovering from Incest: Guidelines for compassionate caring
Allies in Healing
When the person you love was sexually abused as a child
Practical advice and encouragement to partners trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs.
How to Support A Survivor
If you know someone who’s been abused, here are some tips to best support them and their recovery.
Stop It Now!
Services, prevention education, advocacy, and training. Webinars available on various topics.
Making Up Lost Ground
Incest recovery from an actual survivor's perspective. Lot of details on all aspects.
HAVOC: Supporting a Survivor
Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse
Articles to support partners of survivors, with some posts relevant to parents of survivors.
Past Abuse: Why do I feel this way?
Ways past abuse may affect a person. Includes links to other informative articles.
Tips for Talking to Survivors
How to be supportive and non-judgmental in how you talk to and support a survivor.
11 Things That Will Help You Hold Space
Holding space means offering unconditional support, and letting go of judgement and control.
Family Secrets - Incest
Honest discussion about incest, including the possible symptoms and effects it can have on survivors.