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Triggers: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

When I began to cope with my childhood molestation, the word trigger was a new concept for me. As I learned, triggers can be internal or external, but they’re reminders of unresolved emotional issues. We often say that something happens to bring about what we call the knee-jerk reaction to negative experiences that haunt us…. Learn more »

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Sex assault victim advocates worry male victims don’t receive enough support

The Daily Nebraskan April 25, 2016 By Andrew Barry Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that there was one sexual assault reported to UNLPD in 2005. In fact, there were two reports filed during that year. The error has been corrected.  He didn’t know if he was drunk or drugged, but… Learn more »

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What About Prevention? 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Originally published February 7, 2013 Intervention or prevention—it’s complicated. Hang around a prevention specialist long enough and you’ll hear a story. There’s one about the frustration of repeatedly rescuing drowning people who keep floating down the river from upstream. Or maybe they’ll tell you the one about extracting the injured people from the wrecked cars… Learn more »

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Our Voices are Poetry: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I had the honor last week of watching some undergraduate students of mine come into their own, including a number of young men, who, in front of packed rooms of strangers, told their stories of recovery and healing following unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as children. The men were at the University of Florida participating… Learn more »

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My Take on Forgiveness: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

What if I told you I believe I have the key to true happiness and freedom from resentments and anger towards the person who abused you? Then what if I told you that you held the key to that freedom and happiness within YOURSELF? Would you be willing to take a look at the path… Learn more »

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