Re: Forum for abuse and abuse survivors
This is a good idea, CM... The only problem I can see is that newbies probably wouldn't actually be able to access a private group until they've made, I think, 30 posts? People coping with DV tend to lurk quite a bit before posting, because they need to feel safe before doing so. I do like your idea, though.
One of the beauties of an off-site group would be a chat room facility and greater 'control' (for want of a better word) by the mods of that group. There's always the danger of these sort of groups to losing focus and turning into 'pity parties,' which is the last thing someone suffering from abuse needs. They need empathy, support and lots of motivation to access the help and resources that are out there to help them break the cycle and move forward.
Perhaps we should give you suggestion a try, CM, because it certainly is a good one.
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