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2. ACEs Study: Adverse Childhood Experiences can create changes in the body that often result in life-long issues for the survivor of childhood abuse.
An overview and links: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/fastfact.html
Books that explain this:
Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris, MD
4. The Abuse of Power in Religious Settings
Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church by Diane Langberg
A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing by Scot McKnight, Laura Barringer, et al
Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in our Churches by Dale and Faith Ingraham
5. Green Dot - The importance of educating and equipping the bystander (the one who witnesses or suspects abuse) to become active in a situation as opposed to remaining passive.
ANNIE ABERNETHY CASE FILES
During the years 1983-1985, about 15-20 primarily American young women lived in a Christian boarding home at a school in the Philippines. An American couple cared for us during these two years, providing a home away from home while we attended boarding school with our friends. All of us were between the ages of 13 and 16 when we were sexually abused by “Uncle Rich,” and most of us had not told, at the time, the extent of his actions toward us. After we discovered nearly 30 years later how many of us there were, we filed complaints with the school. The school engaged several individuals to perform an investigation that spanned 2 ½ years, at least three continents, and thousands of dollars. The following documents are from that investigation. Each of the women who made accusations received the same cover letter attached to reports that were specific to each individual. None of us knew whom the other abuse survivors were except through our own research. The report included here is only one example of those received by each survivor.