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1in6 Thursday: Becoming a Village

We’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child. In a way, these men, by connecting with each other, are recreating the network of support and nurturance idealized in the image of that protective village, which for so many men was unavailable in their own childhoods
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1in6 Thursday: Victim/Survivor vs. Survivor/Thriver

The piece that I am having trouble with is that my safe space is a place in my mind where no one can reach me, and I am alone there.
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1in6 Thursday: Hope for the Holidays

I realize now I’d been unknowingly recovering for years before I acknowledged to myself that the unwanted sexual interactions I’d had with my parish priest were abusive.
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Gifts that Give Back: 5 Gifts That Support Survivors of Violence This Holiday Season

November 25, 2015 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
This holiday season, give in more ways than one.
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1in6 Thursday: Is It Worth the Fight?

November 13, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
I was fighting for my life once again, and this time I would not be defeated.
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1in6 Thursday: We’re all in This Together

November 5, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

It should come as no surprise, I suppose, that we who work to create a safe space for men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault feel a great debt of gratitude to the many courageous men who have stepped forward to tell their stories. Each day, by their example, they challenge harmful social norms that tell men that showing vulnerability will be met with shame and sometimes even doubt. 

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Two Ways To Say NO MORE Today: October 25

October 23, 2015 | BY Joyful Heart | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
To commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month today, Joyful Heart, in collaboration with our very special partners, gives you two ways to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.
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1in6 Thursday: Be Kind

Be kind to yourself. Say only positive, loving thoughts to yourself.
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LA2050: We need your vote

October 20, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
With your support, we will evaluate and document our retreat model and create a replication plan for agencies in Los Angeles and beyond to bring holistic healing programs to survivors and those who care for them.
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1in6 Thursday: Approval Seeking

October 15, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Wanting to end the feeling of not being loved or accepted by others often is at the heart of addictions, depressions and desperate actions.
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