• Hey :) Just a reminder that Fort community is not equipped to discuss current ongoing abuse. If you're currently involved in an abusive relationship - please log out, contact hotlines and/or alternative sites (the Help tab on top of any page lists a few of each), and feel free to come back to Fort once you're safe and stable. Be safe.

Fort Refuge - Abuse Survivors Community

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Welcome

Share as much or as little about yourself as you wish, no pressure, we just want to welcome you :)
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Our Fort

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

Child Abuse

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

Abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both live together in the same household. Consensual relationships are discussed in Social Skills & Relationships.
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Rape & Sexual Assault

Non-consensual sex forced by the perpetrator on the victim despite their objections. Consensual sex is discussed in Sexuality & Reproductive Health.
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Institutional Abuse

Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of adults who are institutionalized (in a nursing home, prison, psychiatric facility, etc), perpetrated by the staff of the facility they are at.
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Recovery

Emotional Health

Staying focused on what matters, detaching from what doesn't, managing anger, staying positive, etc.
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Social Skills & Relationships

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

Steps we take to put our life back on track: time management, budgeting, housekeeping, healthy lifestyle, etc.
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Mental Health

Therapy

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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PTSD & Anxiety

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

Depersonalization, derealization, OSDD, or any other dissociative issues resulting from trauma of abuse. Topics involving alters/parts/personalities are in the DID subfolder.
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Self Harm

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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