Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?

Originally published on Humans.media on May 15, 2017 By RACHEL THOMPSON. The answer isn’t as easy as you think. At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation …

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Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson is represented by literary agent Lisa Hagan, and is published by ShadowTeamsNYC. She released the BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge in December, 2016 to rave reviews. Her first book A Walk In The Snark hit #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list in September, 2011 (do you think …

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Do You Know How Courageous You Are?!

Originally published on ACEs Connection on , 2017 By Svava Brooks. Abuse and trauma survivors are incredibly strong people. We know our strength is what helped us survive, and it’s what keeps us going now. Yet we know something is missing. This missing link is courage. We know we’re strong. …

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What Does a Children’s Advocacy Center Do?

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 10, 2017 By SVAVA BROOKS. As you know, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 6, I was a keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a Children’s Advocacy Center in Oregon. This was the second time I‘d been asked to speak …

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