To all victims/survivors of sexual violence: Welcome! I recognize this page may come up in your search for help. TS is an education company, and is not trained in advocacy or therapy. However, TS knows many who do specialize and can help in those areas. Please, check out the links page for more information. You can always email for more help. Here is a letter from TS' founder, Sally Linn:
If you found this page, and are a victim/survivor, know that I believe you. This terrible thing did happen. You did nothing to deserve this. This is all the attacker's fault. This is NOT your fault. I'm sorry they chose to hurt you.
You are not alone. So many have gone through this. So many have experienced healing from this trauma, also. But they have healed on their own time, in their own way. Grief is perfectly healthy.
Some will want to tell you how to heal. With legal action, with doctors, with therapy, with forgiveness, with art. Your recovery won't be dictated by others. Some victims/survivors will find police, lawyers, and judges helpful. Others victims/survivors really will not. Or the medical help, and or other suggestions.
There's not really anything you HAVE TO do about this. You never asked for this. You have no responsibility to help "get the guy" (or girl). You don't have to have therapy if you don't feel like it. This is the perpetrator's fault. They are solely the one responsible for all this. You are the victim. Or the survivor. Or the plaintive. Or the accuser. Or the innocent party. It's up to you what you want to be called.
And to all males reading this: there is absolutely NO evidence that sexual abuse of boys leads them to abuse others. That is a MYTH, and it needs to die. Also, yes, assault by a female is possible and does happen. You are not less of a man, or less innocent than female victims/survivors. I believe you. This isn't just a "women's issue." It's an issue for all humanity.
I and countless others are with you. We support you. We're trying to eradicate this. Let me know if I can pray for you.