Resources

Many authors supported the bridge to my transformation…
they will support yours as well.
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Internet Resources:

www.AfterSilence.org

Extends assistance through online support groups, message boards and chat rooms.

www.TheBlueBench.org – Formerly RAAP: Rape Awareness & Assistance Program

Prevention and support center Denver, CO offering advocacy, prevention programs, individual and group therapy, case management and low to no-cost client services.

www.CALCASA.org – Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Note: most states have a coalition like this. CALCASA provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.

www.CCASA.org – Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

CCASA provides leadership, advocacy and support to address and prevent sexual violence. Formed in 1984, it is the collective voice of rape crisis advocates across the state.

www.ColoradoCrimeVictims.org – Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

COVA is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.

www.FindingOurVoicesCS.org

Finding Our Voices is a survivor initiative in Colorado Springs CO that empowers survivors of sexual assault to thrive by sponsoring creative healing activities and by advocating in the community.

www.1in6.org

Assistance for male survivors of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, online support groups, trainings and webinars.

www.MeTooMvmt.org

Movement founded to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low-wealth communities, find pathways to healing.

www.NoMore.org

Committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault; offers education and community engagement, grassroots activism and fundraising, outreach and technical assistance.

www.Learn.PreventConect.org

A national project of CalCASA, aimed to enhance sexual assault prevention and relationship violence.

www.pandys.org – Pandora’s Project

Offers assistance to survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family, on-line support community, and free sexual assault lending library

www.RAINN.org – Rape and Incest National Network

Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the Department of Defense Help Line, local Sexual assault service Provider database, provides public education, implements sexual and violence prevention programs.

www.SurvivorsArtFoundation.org

Effective expressive outlets via on-line gallery, national exhibitions, outreach programs, publications and development of employment skills.

www.TimesUpNow.com

Platform addressing sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace; pushing for improved laws, employment agreements and corporate policies.

www.WingsFound.org

#HealingHappensInCommunity   #TogetherWeSoar

Offers therapist-facilitated support groups, training and education, therapist referrals, onsite resource lending library, workshops and presentations for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the state of Colorado.


Author’s Recommended Reading List:

The comments on this reading list are merely MavaJoyce’s opinion, your impression may differ.

Bakari, Rosenna. Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Silence of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Colorado Springs, CO: Karibu Publishing, 2018.
This ruthlessly self-exposing memoir is a case study of long-lasting psychological/emotional damage from sexual abuse.

Bradshaw, John. Healing the Shame That Binds You.
Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications. 1988.
This provides a deep understanding of the shame that enslaves survivors.

Dispenza, Joe. You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter.
Carlsbad, CA: Hay House 2004.
This provides survivors a research-based system for taking control of their minds and their lives.

Felt, Sandra. Beyond the Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self.
Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2016.
This gives survivors permission to move into their own authentic strength, as well as guidance on how to do just that.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
N.U. Riverhead Books, 2015.
This look at creativity, from a free-spirited author, gave me the freedom to use my authentic voice.

Golden, Lori. My House of Lies: Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse. 2019.
This newly released memoir speaks for many who have not been able to reveal their horrific childhood and it gives hope for recovery to all survivors.

Lipton, Bruce. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.
Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2015.
This scientist offers sound research to support the idea that our biography becomes our biology.

Merryn, Erin. Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness.
Deerfield Beach, Fl: Health Communications, 2009.
This book reveals the story behind “Erin’s Law in many states.

Nakazawa, Donna Jackson. How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal.
New York: Atria, 2018.
This brilliant book takes the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies into the reality of everyday life and shows how survivors can heal.

Oates, Joyce Carol. We Were the Mulvaneys.
New York: Penguin Putnam, 1997.
MavaJoyce votes this the best fiction book on the subject of date rape that she’s ever read.

Robbins, Mel. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage.
US: A Savio Republic Book, 2017.
This book reveals a simple formula that can have a massive impact on the lives of procrastinators.

Van Derbur, Marilyn. Miss America by Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love.
Denver, CO: Oak Hill Ridge Press, 2003.
This comprehensive book on the subject of incest even provides guidelines for parents to keep their children safe.