Tag: Sexual Abuse

  Response to Abuse Harms Society’s Spiritual Life

This article responds to Cardinal George Pell’s testimony delivered to the Royal Commission into systematic sexual abuse in the context of the harm that can be caused to the victim from minimising the perceived severity of the offence.

  Pain Can be Effective Against Trauma

Childhood sexual abuse has long been ignored across our wider society. It has also been under-recognised in our mainstream mental health services. This article examines a more optimal treatment model for abuse victims, which doesn’t over-emphasise the role of medication.

  The Impact of Church-Related Sexual Abuse

The most harmful thing about sexual abuse is the extremely invalidating impact it has on a person. The abusive experience typically causes sufferers to feel that they don’t count. Their wishes and interests and feelings don’t count. They have been treated as an object for the sexual gratification of the perpetrator. It strips them of… Read more »