Resources for Parenting After Abuse Project

If you are a survivor of childhood abuse and are struggling in your parenting journey, there is help!

I’ve put together a list of resources that I’ve found helpful in my blog writing journey on this topic. I hope they are helpful for you and direct you to what you need for your journey.

If you have any you’d like me to add to my list please feel free to contact me.

 

Resources for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

 

What is abuse?
http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue

How does childhood abuse effect me as an adult?
http://www.blueknot.org.au/Survivors-Supporters/For-Survivors/Resources-for-Survivors/How-can-abuse-affect-me

Am I a victim, survivor or thriver?  What are the differences?

Information for Survivors


Resource for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.rainn.org/articles/adult-survivors-child-sexual-abuse

Get your ACE Score (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/

 

Resources and Articles Specifically for Parents who are Childhood Abuse Survivors

 

Site for Book Trigger Points Anthology – A collection of stories by parent survivors
https://triggerpointsanthology.com/

Resource for Parenting As A Survivor
http://www.themamabeareffect.org/parenting-as-a-survivor.html

Blog -Parenting Survivors of Childhood Abuse Need a Voice by Dawn Daum
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dawn-daum/parenting-survivors-of-childhood-abuse-need-a-voice_b_6051508.html

Blog –Parent’s Corner: The Courage of Parenting with a History of Trauma
http://gretchenschmelzer.com/blog-1/2015/8/11/parents-corner-the-courage-of-parenting-with-a-history-of-trauma

Blog – When child abuse survivors become parents
http://cathykezelman.com/whne-child-abuse-survivors-become-parents/364/

Blog – Parenting and Triggers: Wounds of the Past
http://www.janetlansbury.com/2015/05/parenting-and-triggers-wounds-of-the-past-guest-post-by-elisabeth-corey/

Blog -To Those Who Provide Support to Parents Who Are Abuse Survivors
https://www.healthyplace.com/alternative-mental-health/sageplace/to-those-who-provide-support-to-parents-who-are-abuse-survivors/

News Feature – When Children of Abuse Become Parents
http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/parents-struggle-break-cycle-abuse/story?id=8549642

Article -Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting as a Survivor
http://www.pandys.org/articles/childbirthafterrape.pdf

Research Article -The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Parenting: A Female Perspective
https://www.counseling.org/docs/disaster-and-trauma_sexual-abuse/impact-of-child-abuse_parenting_female.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Research Article -Pathways between childhood trauma, intimate partner violence, and harsh parenting
http://thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30103-1/fulltext?dgcid=etoc-edschoice_email_May

 

Get Help Now

 

Here are a handful of immediate resources that are available to you. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, always call 911.

National Child Abuse Hotline
1.800.422.4453
www.childhelp.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.7233
www.ndvh.org

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
1.800.656.4673
www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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