In 2000, using the Internet and the support of a national charity (Napac) I began a writing project with fifty-six child abuse survivors. I composed a 52 question questionnaire whereby 12 separate stories took shape. In the pages of ‘Survivors’ Stories’, the widely different circumstances survivors live through in childhood and adulthood are explored, and I am proud to give voice to those who wanted to improve lives by being in this project.
These survivors felt invisible to society and many felt misunderstood by their counsellors and therapists. These separate biographies support the broadest possible understanding of what child abuse is and how you live on with the legacy.
Readers include students and those working in social care, loved ones and partners of survivors, and professionals in the therapeutic community who use it as a part of a two part CPD programme.