We're glad you stumbled upon us, though regret that you needed to google an abuse site. Whatever brought you here - child abuse, rape, domestic violence, religious abuse - we want you to know you're not alone. Abuse, unfortunately, affects people from all walks of life, and leaves an aftermath that can be hard to talk about: PTSD, suicide, addictions, DID, you name it. However, pretending it isn't there doesn't make it go away. We offer a bunch of resources
available to public, and members-only forums and chat, to talk to each other about what happened to us, how we feel about it, and what we do to rebuild our lives after this trauma. Fort membership is free, anonymous, doesn't expire no matter how much or little you use it, and is offered to any abuse survivor over 16 who agrees to follow our guidelines
. Welcome to Fort!
Survivors' Art Quilt
Full-length documentary:Children of shame
This film is about a Catholic home for children born out of wedlock, where they endured abuse, and 795 of them died. See more documentaries.
Interesting book:I want to tell you about my feelings
by Mamoru Itoh
A simple but meaningful book that teaches about communication using the metaphor of playing a game of catch with someone. I have turned to this book many times rereading it again and again when I found myself disappointed about misunderstandings in relationships and needed a way to cope that spoke to my feelings about it. See more books.
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