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    1. Our Fort

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      Questions, ideas, suggestions, feedback, and staff announcements. Dedicated to Joey.

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      Social banter, life updates, anything not related to your trauma and recovery.

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      For anyone wanting to discuss abuse or its aftermath without joining our community. Unregistered visitors can read and post.

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    1. Child Abuse

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      Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect inflicted on a child (someone under 18yo at the time) by an adult.

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    2. Domestic Abuse

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      Abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both live together in the same household. Please - no perp-bashing and no consensual relationship troubles.

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    3. Rape & Sexual Assault

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      Non-consensual sex forced by the perpetrator on the victim despite their objections. Troubles with consensual sex go in Sexuality & Reproductive Health instead.

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    4. Religious abuse means using a system of beliefs to inflict and/or to justify abuse: physical, sexual, and/or emotional. RA can be perpetrated by a group or a single person.

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    1. Healing Shame & Guilt

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      Emotions aren't always rational, and many of us do feel ashamed and embarrassed of having been abused. Speaking of it works better than sweeping it under the rug. You're not alone.

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    2. Survivor's Rage

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      Abuse wasn't fair, we didn't deserve it, and yet are stuck with the consequences for life. Feel free to voice how you really feel about having been violated; any language is welcome.

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    3. Legacy of Grief

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      Abuse leaves us with plenty of things to grieve: broken home, ruined childhood, years lost to DV, missed opportunities - acknowledging it is painful, but processing our grief helps us move forward.

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      1. Unsent Letters,
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    4. Journals 🔑

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      Just join the group, start a thread, and post away - journaling is therapeutic. If you wish to comment on someone's journal entry - please use a separate thread unless the person specifically asked otherwise.

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    1. Emotional Health

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      Staying focused on what matters, detaching from what doesn't, managing anger, staying positive, motivational quotes, etc.

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    2. Practical steps we take to put our life back on track: time management, budgeting, housekeeping, healthy lifestyle, etc.

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    3. Trust, boundaries, communication, assertiveness, conflict handling, making and keeping friends, or any other skill involving interactions with other people.

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    4. Spirituality

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      Place to discuss your struggles, insights, thoughts, and feelings regarding faith. All religions and beliefs are welcome here, please respect all of our members.

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    1. Therapy

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      Anything that has to do with Therapy, Counseling, PDocs. Struggles with transference, article on when to terminate, your opinion on EMDR, new meds you're on - let's discuss it here.

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    2. PTSD & Anxiety

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      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, OCD, agoraphobia - let's talk of coping with it.

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    3. Dissociation

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      Depersonalization, derealization, DDNOS, DID, or any other dissociative issues resulting from trauma of abuse.

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    4. Self-Inflictions

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      Doing harmful things to one's body is not uncommon among abuse survivors. We hear your pain and are open to talk about it. Please, no pictures of SI, descriptions of SUI methods, names/dosages of drugs, calorie counts, or weights.

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    1. Youth Good Times

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      Let's talk about good things in life - share good news, post interesting youtubes for craft projects, cartoons, fun stories or games for kids. Talk of positive things that help you cope, bring smile to your face, and make your life better :)

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    2. Youth Struggles

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      Post about your struggles, confusions, questions, ponderings, hard topics you'd like to discuss with other kids on Fort. We all struggle sometimes, it's good to reach out for help :)

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    3. Place for kids under 13 who got keys to discuss anything they like, in private, including but not limited to their weekly chat. Only kids and moderators have access to this folder, no grownups here.

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