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    Why didn’t you report? Shame, shame, shame

    Why didn’t you report? Shame, shame, shame

    Beverly Engel contributes to the discussions on USA Today A lawyer who had represented a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a long-ago sexual assault said Tuesday she stands by her account and is in the process of obtaining a Washington, D.C., lawyer. (Sept. 25) AP As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced allegations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, President Donald Trump came to his defense. “It’s a...

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    Why Victims Are Reluctant to Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse

    Why Victims Are Reluctant to Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse

    Why more women don’t report sexual assaults: A survivor speaks out. “Victims are often too ashamed to come forward. Sexual assault is a very humiliating and dehumanizing act against someone. The person really feels invaded and defiled, and there is a lot of shame attached to that,” Engel told ABC News. She continued, “Attached to that shame is a lot of self-blame. Victims of sexual assault almost always blame themselves,...

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    The Psychological Impact of Victim-Blaming – and How to Stop It

    The Psychological Impact of Victim-Blaming – and How to Stop It

    By Michael O. Schroeder | Staff Writer US News and World Report Wellness April 19, 2016, at 11:20 a.m. Many victims of abuse suffer secondary trauma from being blamed for the harm they endured. Simply talking about it can be hard enough. Almost without fail, when a person has been the victim of abuse, psychological experts say that individual experiences shame – internalizing some of the emotional and mental injury perpetrated; that’s in...

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    Self-Criticism Can Be Psychologically Devastating – How to Overcome It

    Self-Criticism Can Be Psychologically Devastating – How to Overcome It

    By U.S. News Staff Writer Michael O. Schroeder March 17, 2016, at 10:36 a.m. Research finds internalized harsh treatment leads to mental health disorders and raises suicide risk. From a very early age, we learn – in a manner of speaking – to nitpick ourselves. We take information from those we encounter and the world around us to fine-tune how we act and who we are, taking note of what doesn’t work in an ongoing internal dialogue that stretches...

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    Sava Brooks Interview with Beverly

    Sava Brooks Interview with Beverly

    Take Your Power Back Interview Summit Sava Broooks has been on the healing journey for twenty years and is very passionate about helping survivors. Sava helps those suffering from childhood abuse and trauma to live, love and succeed. In this video Sava explores how expert professional Beverly Engel uses her unique approach in helping survivors with healing and thriving after childhood...

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    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Command Program Sequence of Events Date: 7 October 2014, 1330 1315 – Prelude DVD by XOXOsunshinejo (3.30 min) (run 3x’s or until 1325) 1330 – 1335 Welcome 1335 – 1338 National Anthem by 434th Signal Corps Army Band 1338 – 1340 Invocation 1340 – 1355 Candle Lighting in Memory of Victims Facilitated by Frances Maxwell and Betty Ward US Army US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Henderson, Zinga US Air Force Lt Keith-Schwartz, Amelia US Marines...

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