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Healing as a Family After Child Sexual Abuse

April 3, 2018 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Nancy Nesbitt is the parent representative on the Connecticut Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children. She applies her perspective and experiences as a mother of children who were sexually abused at a young age to her work. The task force serves to coordinate agencies in the investigation, intervention, and prosecution of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases.

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The Intersections of Disability and Violence

March 23, 2018 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

NPR called it the “assault epidemic no one talks about.” Each year, people with disabilities—physical, mental, intellectual, and others—face disproportionate rates of sexual and domestic violence. And too often, they do not receive the support they need.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mariska Hargitay and other well-known New Yorkers give. Here’s why.

November 28, 2017
By
The New York Times

After the post-Thanksgiving shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which kicks off the season of charitable giving.

As The New York Times continues its Neediest Cases Fund campaign, we reached out to some prominent New Yorkers to ask them to name an organization to which they devote their resources.

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Chris Meloni, Andrew Rannells, & Other Male Actors Take Powerful Stance Against Sexual Assault

October 27, 2016
By
Natalie Whalen

Friends of Mariska Hargitay teamed up for a new series of sexual assualt PSAs for her Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization committed to “transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.”

The 15 to 30 second clips feature celebrities, including former Law and Order: SVU co-star Chris Meloni, Quantico actor Blair Underwood, The OC star Tate Donovan, musician/actor Nick Lachey, Broadway's Andrew Rannells, and others reciting some of the most commonly used defenses that enforce societal norms about sexual assault.

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Celebrity Men Join Videos About Sexual Assault and Idea of 'Boys Will Be Boys'

October 24, 2016
By
Luchina Fisher

In the wake of recent discussions from the political campaigns about the conduct and language around sexual assault, a group of celebrity men are challenging the notion that "boys will be boys" in a series of public service announcements.

"Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay directed the 15- and 30-second spots that feature an all-male cast, including Andre Braugher, Anthony Edwards, Blair Underwood, Chris Meloni, Daniel Dae Kim, Dave Navarro, Ice-T, Nick Lachey, Raul Esparza and Tate Donovan.

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Following Your Bliss

September 8, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
First, I have to decide to make it happen. Then, I go looking for it.
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1in6 Thursday: Partners in Healing

Both Trav and I can say that while child sex abuse will always color our shared life, it will never exclusively define either of us.
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1in6 Thursday: Standing in the Spotlight Without Shame

I already knew the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team’s investigation of the Archdiocese of Boston’s cover-up of sexual abuse by scores of its priests. I knew most of the characters. I even caught a glimpse of the name of the priest who sexually abused me back in the mid-1960s. But what moved me most was two boys sitting near me in the theater of the Spotlight film recently.
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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: 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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