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Forums for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

Welcome to the forums for survivors of child sexual abuse and sexual assault. There are numerous forums available to survivors. Forums for supporters of survivors of child sexual abuse and sexual assault are also available.

The forums at Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network follow the self-help model. They are intended to be a place where survivors of child sexual abuse and sexual assault support and help one another. You can learn from the things other members have to offer and share with them the things you have learned. You can share and receive validation and encouragement. Many survivors have found forums to be a wonderful adjunct to therapy and other supports that they already have in place. For some who have no other supports, the forums have become a lifeline.

Forums are message boards where members exchange messages with one another through their web browser program. You can access the forums with even the most basic computer system; there is no need to download any additional software to access any of the forums.

The forums are intended to be an anonymous venue. All members are encouraged to post under an alias. Most of the forums are password-protected, so that only survivors can access them. All forums are moderated. The password-protected forums also require members to register their alias in order to establish a consistent identity for themselves and to promote a sense of community.

Please note: The services of Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network are available to people throughout the world. The design and maintenance of this site originates in Canada; there is no geographical limitation as to who can use this site. All are welcome!

How do I access the forums for survivors?

To request access, send an email to the Forum Administrators. With your request, include a brief history of the abuse; this needs to be just enough information to enable us to determine that you are indeed a survivor of child sexual abuse and/or sexual assault. With this assurance that you are applying as a survivor, we will send you the User's Agreement that applies to all forums on the Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network site. Once you indicate your acceptance of the agreement, the password information will be sent to you to enable you to access the General Support Forum for Survivors. Before you request access to any of the forums at Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network, please be sure you have read, understood, and are able to accept the terms set out in the Forum Users' Agreement.

What Forums are Available?

Public Forum on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault
A place where visitors to the public portion of the Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network website can read and post messages about child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Messages posted by non-survivors must be supportive in nature. This is a public place for offering general support to survivors.
General Support Forum for Suvivors of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault  
A password-protected forum where members who are comfortable in large groups share and support one another. This is the first forum all survivors who are given access will go to.
The Social Hall for Suvivors of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault
A place for socializing, "chatting", telling jokes, sharing music, toying with trivia, and just generally having fun!

 
Forums for Supporters of Survivors

Survivors are not alone in their journey. Supporting survivors requires great patience and understanding. People in supporting roles also need to share with others who understand. In these forums you can share coping strategies, learn from one another, and encourage one another. As you do, you may find some healing for yourself.

To apply to these forums, send an email to the Forum Administrators, with a brief statement explaining why you are requesting access. We will then send you the Forum Users' Agreement that applies to all forums on the Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network site. Once you indicate your acceptance of the agreement, the password information will be sent to you to enable you to access the General Forum for Supporters of Survivors. Before you request access to any of the forums at Recovery Canada - The Wellness Network, please be sure you have read, understood, and are able to accept the terms set out in the Forum Users' Agreement.

General Forum for Supporters of Survivors

The general forum for supporters is open to all people who support survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault. It is password-protected, in order to limit its members to only those who support survivors. We hope that this will be a place where you can feel secure in sharing with others the struggles and joys that you experience along the way.


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