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Injustice Meets Justice
May 6, 2017
Most of us hold a worldview that life should be fair and justice should be served. For adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse the world is, however, not a just place. The moment a child is sexually violated he or she finds out immediately that there is no justice in their world. There is no explanation, no logic, no sense to be made, and certainly no fairness when a child’s sense of safety and trust is shattered.... So what, exactly, does justice mean for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse? . . . (read more)
I found a life worth living...
Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor."
“I had no idea how much those early childhood experiences affected every aspect of my life, but with Shepherd’s help, I have learned so much ..."
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Each of us has a story ... We want each and every adult survivor to know that sexual abuse is not the end of their story....
"Was a Man in your Life Abused?," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm