Thank you so much Jill -- I feel very welcomed! I am moving states this week, so next week I plan to get my profile moving and get to know the marvelous She Writes community! Peace and all good things, Niki
Hi Jill, thanks for the welcome. I wish there had been a book like yours when my kids were little. It would be nice to have some kind of guide for parents too - how do you tell another kid's parents something is not right? (When my son was very young some of his friends were trying to get him to play sex games and I had no clue how to talk to the other kid's parents about it.)
Jill, it's so great to meet you hear. I've heard so much about your work and your book, and I appreciate that there is a such a range of female writers from "works in progress" like to to high caliber experts like yourself. That's why I've chosen to join.
Glad to meet you! I retired from Social Work here in NC a few years back. I ended my career as a Sexual Abuse Investigator (CPS...child protective services) with a big bang full of good feelings for helping several kids get the help and understanding that they craved and needed, as well as a belly full of stress because of state time constraints and limited budgeting for much-needed programs to educate the public. The old story applies here...of course I was sexually abused as a child and the career ended up being my saving grace by taking away another child's pain as best I was allowed. I would like to keep in touch, as a friend who is deeply interested in your specialty and as a fellow writer:)
Hi Jill, just a quick note to say hello. It will be interesting to hear more about your work and writing. As I mention I work for a neuroscientist who is often asked to be an expert witness so I get pulled into a lot of trial based issues, though that is not my primary role. I do the admin side of research projects as my "main role". I am struggling to get one novella done now so that I can get back to my book length project. Have a great week.
Thanks for "friending" the new kid. I'm in a memoir workshop, and there are two people in the group writing about their childhoods that included sexual abuse. Through the sharing of their stories I've learned a lot about something that I wish didn't exist. It's so important to shine a light on those issues that people don't want to hear about. Awareness and education form the path to prevention. I hope to do the same with the issues that have impacted my life - mental illness and suicide.