June 05, 2006
Carnival Against Child Abuse
Update: I've got the carnival booked! The Carnival Against Child Abuse will post on Monday, June 19, 2006. It will be a carnival to raise awareness on all types of child abuse--physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, spiritual. Nominate one of your own child abuse awareness posts or one of another blogger whose work you like.
Since many of us are new to the world of blog carnivals, here's exactly how you submit to our Carnival Against Child Abuse, in four easy steps:
- Decide if you want to participate (or one of your aware blogger friends should) in a blog carnival to raise awareness about child abuse. There will be between 15 to 20 blog posts chosen for the carnival. (If I get an overwhelming response, we'll just have a second edition, no problem.)
- Choose a post you already have from your blog, or write a new one and post it to your blog as usual. It should be able to go under one of the following six categories: Survivor Stories, Poetry, In The News, Healing & Therapy, Aftermath, or Advocacy & Awareness.
- Go to the Blog Carnival website and use the submission form to nominate yourself or someone whose blog you admire. Select "carnival against child abuse" from the drop-down menu. Fill in all required fields. Make sure to use the permalink to your blog post (e.g., http://survivorscanthrive.blogspot.com/2006/05/take-stand-raise-your-hand.html). Select one of the six child abuse awareness categories (as mentioned above) from the drop-down menu. Leave any words of wisdom, remarks or advocacy statements you'd like to have considered for publication on the day of our carnival.
- Visit my blog here (or link to me from the Blog Carnival site) on June 19 to see the chosen blogger posts and remarks, then link to the posts and comment on them so we all support each other.
It's easy and it's cool! This is the first Blog Carnival I've seen for any kind of child abuse, child sexual abuse, etc. So, we're pioneers in this type of awareness! Be the first to be a part of a child abuse awareness blog carnival and submit your blog today. Don't forget, the deadline is June 15 for the Monday, June 19 carnival.
*** Before I had my memories of CSA, and after my parent's divorce, my mother used to complain about the "affairs" my father had with his students. At the time, I also thought of them as "affairs" with "women." I was only nine or ten at the time and this was my perspective. After I got my memories and started doing some research, however, I came to the conclusion that my father had probably molested hundreds of girls (including me and my sister, starting at a very young age). This man is a true pedophile and these were acts of child sexual abuse/molestation. So, you might be wondering, how old were my father's students? They were teenagers--he was a high school teacher.
Just so you know, I am more focused on the scholarly research available on PTSD, dissociation, CSA, and other traumas. I tend not to focus on the personal stories, although that is important as well.
Let me know.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have submitted my posts on Sexual Abuse, as you suggested. Thank you very much for calling this to my attention.
Now I'm going to peruse your blog. :o)
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