Amy contacted me in hopes that she would be able to add this fantastic resource to BTI. The information in the link provided is very insightful. Being able to connect with further information on how to recognize signs of domestic abuse, both as a friend of a victim or as a victim, is beyond valuable. The link is being provided because of that resource.
I cannot, however, verify the treatment facility that is linked with this resource. If you are further interested in the Recovery Village, I encourage you to research further into the program.
|Joyful Heart Foundation
When people are abused and assaulted, it is like
the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the
life, back in--to banish the darkness and let the healing begin. -- Mariska Hargitay,
President & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation
|Dancing in the Darkness
This is a quite extensive site for those who are healing from rape and
abuse. It has been created by a fellow journeying survivor. May you find
wisdom in her journey.
|Faces of Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors
"Faces of Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors", reveals the inner strength of
women and men who have been put to the ultimate trial of their lives.
Despite being victimized, many are determined to make it through. Most,
including me, are still in the healing process. Survivors may never overcome
the violent event completely, but life goes on. We have to move on.
This explanation, written by the accomplished Nobuko Oyabu, gives only a
glimpse of what this site contains. Enter it's gates to find faces and
stories of survivors who have chosen to soar. Nobuko takes you beyond the
words and into the hearts of survivors from around the world.
|About the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline||Information about getting connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.|
|HopeLine from Verizon
HopeLine is a program exclusive to Verizon Wireless that puts wireless services and equipment to work to assist victims of domestic violence. The long-running HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones and equipment in any condition from any service provider. The used phones are either refurbished or recycled. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and airtime to victims, and provides funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.
|What actually happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||This is an explanation with contained links and phone number for suicide help. Alia E. Dastagir shares what happens when a person calls into the hotline, which can be reassuring to anyone who may be contemplating reaching out during dark moments.|
For Male Assault Survivors|
||An extensive site that put forth very supportive and understanding wisdom.|
I wrote to the webmaster and he was very welcoming in linking to Bearing
Through It. I hope that this link will be of much help to all the male
survivors that are looking for healing.
|1 in 6||This site provides information and support for men who have been sexually assaulted or abused. It includes a phone number for support, common questions, myths and facts, and testimonies from survivors. I was impressed at the information contained here, and I hope it provides support for anyone searching for help.|
|Men Can Stop Rape||Don't let this title turn you away...
This link contains numerous other links, connecting you to resources supporting any male who has experienced sexual abuse or assault. I noticed that it also contains a link for the 1 in 6 that I have separately linked here, as well as links to connect with other survivors. |
Encouragement, Fun, and Friends|
My heartstrings are often pulled by forwards I received about a woman in
trouble, warnings of some new malody, or aweful computer viruses that are
knocking on my door. Hoaxbusters provides information on all those emails
that ARE NOT true, and it gives you a pointer on how to decipher the truth
behind the lies. May this site help you distinguish between the two.
I love photography. This site provides some beautiful photos. I noticed
that the photos are by many different contributers, and I also noticed that
there was some adult material (artistically adult, in my opinion), but most
of the photos there are of nature. I have bookmarked this site for it's
stunningly beautiful scenery photos.
|Peter Jarva Photography
A completely self-taught photographer, Peter Jarver's natural talent was
complimented by his enthusiasm for the great Australian landscape. Long an
advocate for the preservation of our natural heritage, his images are not
just technically perfect and aesthetically pleasing - in them Peter was able
to capture the emotion and drama of a place in a way few other photographers
|Let Your Inner Child Play!
Each of us have a child inside us--the child we once were, who in some way
wasn't nurtured or cared for, or, for survivors of extreme trauma, many
uncared for children. Whether or not you believe you have a child inside
you, why not give play a try? What do you have to lose? And you may find it
makes you happier.
Here is an exerpt from the mind of Sark, hopefully it will give you and
idea of the magic inside her site....'I tried to avoid my creative dreams in
every way possible. Then I realized that I literally and truly had nothing
to lose, and things couldn't deteriorate any further...|
Of course, things did get worse! Then I decided to devote myself to my
dreams NO MATTER WHAT THE COST and see what that would produce. I was
astonished by the riches inside. We all have these riches.'
|My Promise to You ~ By Pooh
This is sent from me to you with love!|
A page that helped me see what I have to be thankful for. An inspiration
Allan's Homepage: www.allanpearl.com
||Meet Allan! He's the web designer for the Bearing Through It website.|