trauma

My secret.

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County January is here again.  Halfway over and then on to February.  I don’t typically get very personal on this blog.  However it seems timely to talk about secondary trauma and what that might look like in a child.  I say timely

Judge blames rape victim for not “keeping her knees together”

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County That day is not today. Remember in my last blog that I yearned for a tomorrow where people understood trauma and what consent is?  Well, after reading a story in the news and doing a little research on that story…that day

A chance for healing for boys who are victims of sexual abuse

By Randy Ellison, Speaker, writer and author of the book Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse As I hear the many inspiring stories of healing that are told during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I’m reminded of an amazing experience I had a few years ago. I was invited to give a presentation

Why it Matters

This is a post by Randy Ellison, author of the book — Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse. Randy is also Board President of  Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service (OAASIS) Why does what happened to me matter? Why does telling my story matter? Why does your story matter? What difference does