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  • General Chit Chat
    This is some where to relax, kick off your shoes and have a glass of wine. Please use the other sections to discuss abuse related issues. This forum is strictly for off-topic discussions.
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    18992 Posts
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  • Humour
    A place to take a break and have some fun
    417 Topics
    5247 Posts
    Last post by neveragain View the latest post
  • Chat
    Use this section to post meeting times for the Chat room. Please put the date and time in the message title. Chat can be found in the links at the top of this page.
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    155 Posts
    Last post by Kystrel View the latest post
  • Introductions
    Before joining our community we request that your first post is an introduction. Once your post has been approved you will be able to access the rest of our forum. Your introduction does not have to be a life story but we do ask you write as much as you feel comfortable posting. For ideas about your first post take a look at this post.

    This section allows us to welcome new members, provide a starting point for the community and make sure any 'undesirables' are kept away from the boards.
    For instructions on how to make your first post please follow this link
    We look forward to welcoming you.
    Moderator: New Members' Secretary
    8448 Topics
    47827 Posts
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  • Main Child Abuse Forums
    A place to talk about child abuse related issues and items.
    Subforums: Emotional Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Miscellaneous Section
    12345 Topics
    122710 Posts
    Last post by ashridge_mack View the latest post
  • Present Day Challenges
    Use this place to discuss issues and turmoils that perhaps aren't 'abuse' related and therefore don't fit into the other sections. This can relate to 'the here and now', relationship issues, working/life balance, etc.
    2912 Topics
    30961 Posts
    Last post by lost_ember View the latest post
  • Survivors Sanctuary
    Forums to reflect, take stock and survive! A sanctuary is typically a safe place to unload and shelter but that also means the Survivors' Sanctuary is a safe place to unload negative feelings as well as positive aspects of healing.
    Subforums: HAVOCA Pen Pal Community, Celebrating Achievements, Members' Portrait Gallery, Photographic Memories, My Story, Unsent letters/unspoken words, Lyrics/Poems/Quotes/Artwork, Rant and Rave, Life Beyond, Moving on......, Survivors Memorial
    6814 Topics
    31872 Posts
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  • One day at a time
    365 posts to inspire you, help you on your journey and perhaps offer guidance during a lonely spell.
    Subforums: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    372 Topics
    1190 Posts
    Last post by Elliecloud View the latest post
  • Survivors Library and Resource Room
    A collection of forums to provide information, reviews and pertinent data to sit alongside a healing journey.
    Subforums: Reviews, Articles, News, Debate
    516 Topics
    3364 Posts
    Last post by jessie1411 View the latest post
  • Legal Forum
    If you have any legal questions or concerns about your abusive childhood then this forum allows you to ask Lisa Verro, a solicitor who specialises in abuse cases. Please note that any legal advice given is free and Lisa, although an associate of HAVOCA, works directly for a solicitors in Leeds. Therefore any detailed work or investigations may be referred (with your permission) directly to her company.
    170 Topics
    1071 Posts
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  • Partners, Loved Ones, Family and Friends
    A place for the loved ones of survivors to come and receive support, ask questions and deal with their own issues.
    148 Topics
    1115 Posts
    Last post by jessie1411 View the latest post
  • Self Harm/Suicide
    This forum is by application only. To join the forum and take part in the discussions you have to apply to join either via your User Control Panel via the Groups tab or contact Admin. By applying to join the group you are confirming you fully understand that posts about Self Harm and Suicide are acceptable. You also accept that members will be talking openly about committing acts of self harm and threatening to commit suicide. By applying you also accept that this forum is not moderated by professionals and no professional help can be gained here. If you feel suicidal or feel like you are about to commit self harm you should at all times seek professional help.
    You may find this helpful: Distraction Techniques and Alternative Coping Strategies
    Subforum: Limiting the Damage
    1048 Topics
    13289 Posts
    Last post by Lisa_Lisa View the latest post
  • Art Project
    Sharing your feelings through creative means, through art and writing, can make your story more approachable and give it emotional impact. You can choose painting, drawing, poetry, story telling, collage, or even the creation of a comic. You don’t have to be ‘an artist’ to create a picture that can communicate your story with power. This section isn’t designed for artists, but people who want to express themselves visually whether or not they have any artistic experience. Use the packs within this forum to guide your inner artist. ArtyJaneH, our resident artist will help guide you.
    Moderator: artyjaneh
    603 Topics
    1775 Posts
    Last post by FiveInOne View the latest post
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  • Poll of the Week
    This forum is open to members and guests and allows a straw poll to be taken across the broader sector of all survivors.
    22 Topics
    486 Posts
    Last post Re: Poll - Healing Progress
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  • Research/Studies/Projects
    This is where you will find calling notices for volunteers, participants and helpers for different projects across the globe. HAVOCA always checks that ethical approval is in place before allowing research to be conducted here. HAVOCA always does its best to try and guarantee the ethical, moral and legal position of the researchers but ultimately it is down to the individual to make sure they feel safe volunteering and taking part in any specific requests. If in doubt ask.
    To advertise in this section please contact the Trustee, you will need to provide an outline of the study, ethical approval from an authorised board and a contact number of a relevant supervisor.
    72 Topics
    235 Posts
    Last post Re: Exploring Clients’ Experi…
    by Pmarsupial View the latest post
  • Private Research Forum - Goldsmiths University
    Research into the factors that promote resilience in survivors of child sexual abuse. Particular focus on adult survivors’ perspectives on factors that support the development of resilience.
    1 Topics
    56 Posts
    Last post by JellyBean View the latest post
  • Workshop Information
    Course requirements and application details
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    216 Posts
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  • HAVOCA Safety Workshop (Blue Group)
    This one week course is designed to establish your personal safety levels, general awareness state and develop a support system.
    Length of course: 1 Wk
    Subforum: Safety Workshop Chat
    16 Topics
    141 Posts
    Last post by Princess View the latest post
  • HAVOCA Safety Workshop (Pink Group)
    This one week course is designed to establish your personal safety levels, general awareness state and develop a support system.
    Length of course: 1 Wk
    16 Topics
    171 Posts
    Last post by phoenix87 View the latest post
  • HAVOCA Survivors Workshop
    This workshop will firstly allow you to explore your past, formally acknowledge the abuse and provide the backbone for your journey. The second stage will increase your awareness of your identity and give you the ability to mourn the things you lost as a child. The third stage, and arguably the most important phase, will set you up to start the healing process. The workshop will look at coping methods, strategies and self help principles to put you firmly on the road to a becoming a thriver.
    lenght of course: 3 months
    Subforum: Survivors Workshop Chat
    7 Topics
    7 Posts
    Last post by Jamie View the latest post

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