As Australian of the Year Grace Tame reminds us, talking of abuse openly will allow victims to place blame where it belongs. We have the word now but as our Australian of the Year, Grace Tame , said yesterday, grooming and its impact are still not widely understood. In late my memoir on child sexual grooming, No Matter Our Wreckage , was released. Yes, I am a survivor of child sexual grooming and abuse. We learned it when people changed the subject.
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In light of the recent media coverage related to Jerry Sandusky, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and MaleSurvivor would like to remind members of the media about normal behaviors that are common for survivors of sexual abuse:. Keeping victim names private protects victims from further re-victimization that can occur when they lose control of their very personal and painful story or when members of their community or the public at large blame, question, disbelieve or harass them. Survivors of sexual assault are most often the only people who can identify the sex offenders in any community, and they need to trust that their privacy will be respected in order to do so. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of journalists and bloggers in protecting the identity and privacy of all survivors of sexual assault.
The average victim takes 24 years to reveal their secret and disclosure is often the key to recovery. As a child she suffered physical and emotional abuse and severe neglect. The neglect had significant consequences, including a fractured skull from falling — which was only picked up when, after she vomited at school the next day, a member of her extended family intervened and took her to hospital.