WERE YOU ABUSED? – Getting to Know Chuck Jackson

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Today I’m sharing an important post from memoir writer/blogger/author Chuck Jackson, writing on the subject of child abuse.

 

Abuse comes in many forms  -physical, mental, and emotional, and it’s important to keep talking about it and sharing informative articles on the subject to create awareness and offer hope to those who have and who are suffering. Both Chuck and I have been victims to these abuses, and we share our messages in our books and in this today’s blog post by Chuck.

 

WERE YOU ABUSED?

 

If you have been following my blog post or social media pages, you know I have been discussing the issue of child abuse. I am no expert or do have the credential to advise anyone struggling with the issues. What I can do is share an article I have read. I can also tell you my experiences.In one of my first blog post I wrote, I spoke about self-esteem (Self-esteem – A Self Examination). I told the story from my youth and the effects it had on my self-confidence and self-esteem. Had it only been that one incident, the long-term effects would not have been as severe. However, as I shared with the readers of my book, What Did I Do? my entire childhood contained incidences of mental and physical abuse.

I found the website Blue Knot Foundation – Empowering Recovery from Childhood Abuse“Experiencing any form of childhood trauma and abuse can impact on an adult’s quality of life in fundamental ways. It can make basic day-to-day activities, such as eating, sleeping, working and study difficult. Trauma and abuse in childhood can also affect your mental health, physical health, and your relationships with the people around you…”  Continue Reading 

 

 

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  1. Hi Debbie – thankfully no … but it’s good to see it’s being talked about more – and people can get help and be understood … thanks for highlighting such an important subject – HIlary

    1. Hi Hilary. Thanks so much for visiting. I’m so glad to hear you aren’t in this category, unfortunately so many I know are. So yes, it’s important to spread awareness. 🙂

  2. This is such a tough topic. As my kids grew and met friends who’d been abused, they started to appreciate their safe sane upbringing. Awful way to do that though!

    1. So true Jacqui. Sometimes we need an awakening to remember gratitude. 🙂 x

  3. Debbie,
    Thank you for your gracious reblog of my post. We can never turn our backs on child abuse. When we do, our precious children suffer and they suffer in silence. I am grateful for your continued support of my writing. HUGS

    1. My pleasure Chuck. Awareness is important for those suffering and for those who’ve already lived it and need to heal. 🙂 x

    2. Important point and important post, Chuck. I ditto Deb’s comment as well. Prevention is half the battle – which depends upon awareness — and healing is the other, which fosters understanding and makes healing possible.

      Thanks for sharing, Deb.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to transform a world!”

      1. Thank you for always being such a wonderful contributor to conversations M. <3

        1. Try and shut me up – lol. 🙂
          xx,
          mgh

          1. NO I will not! LOL 🙂 xxx

          2. Yeah – total waste of time. 🙂
            xx, mgh

      2. Thanks Madelyn. Yes, having your assurance is comforting. Awareness is the start to prevention. HUGS

        1. Left you a comment on Deb’s site too – nobody gets enough acknowledgment. 🙂
          xx,
          mgh

        2. I wish you hadn’t had to learn that lesson so vividly, Chuck – but I’m sure it must be healing to know that by spreading awareness you are saving other children from having to suffer on ignored. LOVE your title and book cover, btw. It says it all. Well done.
          xx,
          mgh

  4. Thank you, for sharing, Debby. xxx

    1. Thank you for reading Adele <3

  5. Thanks for sharing, Debby. I’ve seen the results often in my profession and the information needs to be spread and communicated as widely as possible. Thanks to Chuck too and good luck.

    1. Thanks so much Olga. It is so important to share the word. 🙂 x

    2. Thank you Olga for your warm comments

  6. What a great post, Debby. I especially like the reminder to always remember what you have learned and how far you have come. Some days it’s difficult, but necessary to keep going.

    1. So true Norah. Strength in numbers! 🙂 x

    2. Thank you Norah for your warm comments

  7. Thanks for sharing Chuck’s insightful post, Debby. The impact of abuse is profound and can take a lifetime to understand and undo. Hopefully, others will learn that they are not damaged or alone and will start their journey toward healing. <3

    1. Thanks Diana. We can only hope our words are helpful definitely creating awareness is the first step to healiing. 🙂 xx

  8. I am glad there has been a lot of sharing on this sensitive subject. The more people who open up, the more comfortable others will be to open up. It remained a dark, hidden secret. An unspoken experience that made the victim feel shame. I hope we can continue to provide a platform for sharing and receiving love and compassion that will heal these wounds.

    1. Thanks so much Luna, for dropping by and chiming in. It is imperative those of us who’ve experienced abuse come out of our box to create awareness and let others know they are not alone and there is hope to overcome. 🙂 xx

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