Hi there, and welcome to the January 2008 edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse! I apologize for the delay; I’ve been ill these past couple of days. All and all we got a good collection of posts, with a special emphasis on Healing & Therapy! I like that, sounds like a good way to start off the year!
I’ve opted out of adding a carnival entry of my own, this time. I will try and submit one to the February edition!
With out further adieu, here come the posts:
Advoacy and Awareness
Book reviewer James K. Bashkin warns bibliophiles, and everyone in general, about a crime novel he believes (and I would say with very good reason) exploits violence against children, in On, Off: A Novel by Colleen McCullough. A serial killer terrorizes Connecticut in the turbulent 1960’s at his book blog Nearly nothing but novels.
For our single entry dealing with the aftermath, Lisa Dickson writes about the gang rape case of a ten year old Australian Aboriginal girl, and how poorly the system handled it, in Children cannot consent, at Imaginif child protection became serious business.
Healing & Therapy
In the News
Marcella Chester writes about how Family Of Suspect Claims Young Babysitters Sexually Assaulted 27 Year Old Man at her blog abyss2hope: A rape survivor’s zigzag journey into the open.
That does it for this month’s edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse! Again, I apologize for the delay. I hope you all enjoyed this month’s edition, and I hope to be blogging again myself really soon.
Have a great 2008!
Hi there everybody! Once again, I suppose I have egg on my face due to not keeping up with blogging. *blush* It’s not too bad, though! lol
First off, Megan at Imaginif posted the Christmas edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse.
Secondly, I am hosting the January 11, 2008 edition of the carnival. You may still submit an article! Just go here to the form.
Shame on me! I really have fallen behind with blogging. Well, I suppose my 2008 goals will include to implement more blogging time.
Hi everybody! Just a quick drop in here. The October 2007 edition of the Carnival Against Child Abuse.
Included is my very recent entry on the latest New Zealand statistics on the CSA of girls. It also appears that I will be hosting the carnival again in January of next year!
Hi everybody! Yeah, a new blog entry and it’s not here five million years after the last entry!
I am very pleased to announce that the 1st anniversary Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is up at Survivors Can Thrive, and running! Included is my recent post Father’s Day, forgiveness, and healing..
I am also very proud and honored to have been among those awarded with Top Carnival Participant because of my regular submissions to the carnival as well as the stint at hosting the February 2007 edition which I enjoyed so much! She also had some awesome things to say about me as a person and as a blogger, and if this blog had a blushing smiley I would use it! Thanks so much, Marj. You are so awesome. All of you.
This edition was also dedicated to the memory of Jodi Larson, the artist and CSA survivor behind the Show of Hands art project. Sadly, she passed away last month due to cancer. Her memory lives in all those she touched.
I am pleased to say that you will see me doing so more blogging soon. I have some topics and posts already in mind, and I will continue to participate in Marj’s carnival, as well as Marcella Chester’s Carnival Against Sexual Violence.
Hi everybody! It’s time for the 8th edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse! First, let me apologize for the delay. We had a power outage the night before last, and it messed up one of the outlets here in my room. We couldn’t get the electrician to come fix it till yesterday evening, and by then I was too tired to do very much. Secondly, I wanted to thank the carnival’s founder, Marj of Survivors Can Thrive! for all her assistance in getting this edition set up. Most of our posts today fall into the Advocacy & Awareness, Healing & Therapy, & Love catagories.
In the News
First, Marcella Chester of Abyss 2 Hope: A rape survivor’s zigzag journey into the open starts us off with Another Adult Sex Offender Pretends To Be Underage. Here she deals with what is a frightening trend as of late, pedophiles pretending to be preteens.
Healing & Therapy
About her entry From Negative Assumptions to Autonomy, Marj from Survivors Can Thrive! says, ” This is a therapy exercise that works on my old negative thinking patterns…and is one way I can learn to forgive and love myself.”
In my entry How activism saved me! I write about how maintaining a survivor site and branching out into other forms of activism against child abuse has in turn helped me heal.
Advocacy & Awareness
Imaginif Jobs for Child Safety Writers is a post by Megan of Child protection: serious buisness in which she tells about a new effort to gather experts on child safety to write helpful weekly articles!
Also at Abyss 2 Hope, Marcella posted Rite Of Passage Myths Hinder Justice For Boys Victimized By Women, where she talks about how the “hot for teacher mentality” (my words, not hers) makes prosecuting female pedophiles who victimize boys more difficult.
Another post from Megan of Child protection: serious buisness, is The Royal Flush on Child Sexual Abuse, which talks about Tatts and Tiara Day, a Valentine’s Day fundraiser for sexually abused children.
In an archive post from The Stupid Files, WriterWriter discusses how some parents mess up their children through their violent or neglectful ways.
Only two submissions in this catagory. There’d be three, but I didn’t have time. Anyway, here we go:
In Accepting Love, Mike from Child Abuse Survivor writes about how hard it is for child abuse survivors to accept love, and how loving yourself is very important.
WW wrote a really good post, Some Thoughts On Love at her blog “the mountain in your mind is the mountain you can conquer”. Of it, she says, “As a Christian, I have always struggled with the commandment from Jesus to love our enemies. How can a victim of rape at the age of nine, learn to love the rapist. Part of my healing process has been a journey through rejecting this Christian belief. This brief essay discusses my thoughts on this subject. WW”
Well, that does it for this month! Whatdya think? It was a little diffcult putting this together, so I have much respect for Marj and all the previous hosts. Stay tuned, hopefully Marj can schedule a host for next month!
I need to look up the edition number, but I will do that in the morning. I will also update you tomorrow with the proper linkage. In the meantime, you can visit Marj’s blog (Marj is the survivor blogger who came up with the carnival) at Survivors Can Thrive. You can also visit the carnival hub at BlogCarnival.com. I hope to have a Feb. 20th deadline with a Feb. 23rd posting.
Submission catagories include the following: Survivor Stories, Poetry, In The News, Healing & Therapy, Advocacy & Awareness, Aftermath
I am also adding an extra catagory. Considering that that this month is Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about Love.
In the Love catagory, you may want to write about any of the following:
- How, in your healing process, have you learned to love yourself?
- How has the love towards, and from a significant other contributed to your healing?
- How has the love of a Higher Power contributed to your healing?
- How do you show love to your children, and to children in general?
It can be any of these topics on love as it pertains to child abuse.
It’s that time again!
Included is my post about the film Senorita Extraviada!
Included are two of my posts, The day I nearly died… **May T**, which deals with a brutally abusive incident occuring against me by my own father, and Taking back Christmas…for me!, where I talk about how I found positive new Christmas traditions to replace the abusive ones that made up my pre-teen Christmases.
Included is my awareness blog entry about the situation in the Congo!
Included is my book review of One Out of Every Four by Julie Roberts!