childhood sexual abuse survivors

Profiles: pei healing centre for survivors

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Helen Durie
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Vol 13, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
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Toronto, ON

This article profiles a healing centre for adult survivors of child sexual abuse in PEI. Explores reasons why a healing centre and where they gathered resources to make this dream come true.  

Into a wood: speaking honestly about incest

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Anne Pierre
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Vol 10, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
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Toronto, ON

This article shares one woman's experience of incest through creative writing, personal narrative and research. Discusses the importance of bringing the topic of incest out of the shadows. Offers tips for survivors of incest on how to start their healing journey. 

Incest shadows

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Penny Wardell
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Vol 9, No.1
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
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Toronto, ON

This article offers several short stories on the topic of incest. Explores the fear and confusion of a child's experience of family violence.

Breach of trust: unmasking the incest advocates

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Anne Rochon Ford
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vol 3, No. 1
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article focuses on father daughter incest and the issues surrounding the question of incest. Outlines the distinction between intimacy and sexuality. Highlights the power of language within the issue, sexualization of girls, the industry of pornography, the law.  

Information sheet on assisting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) through breastfeeding

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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Toronto, ON

This information sheet is based on the 2005 study “From Hurting Touch to Healing Touch: The Infant Feeding Experiences of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)” by Penny Van Esterik and Karen Wood. The experience of CSA can often impact a woman throughout her life, and may affect infant feeding practices. Many lay and professional women find it rewarding to help other women who want to succeed with breastfeeding and overcome any possible obstacles. There are many invisible obstacles to having a good breastfeeding experience. One of these obstacles may be CSA.

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