Happy Birthday, One Heart →
It’s been twelve months since we were founded. Here’s an interactive graphic of twenty of our biggest first-year milestones.
We've gone up to over $78,000 in Blue Out... →
Congrats to everyone involved, and a huge thank you to everyone who has continued to show support!
livingwithadeathwish asked: hi love, i see you put an answer to my question on abuse affecting cognitive impairment and it looked like you were putting a link to the pdf? But it seems to have cut off part way through the link, if you still have it (or ever did) could you please send it to me? Dw if you cant :)
I don't mind, come away with me.: Coping with... →
oblivion-illuminated: 1. Tell yourself that you are having a flashback. 2. Remind yourself that the worst is over. The feelings and sensations you are experiencing are memories of the past. The actual event took place in the past and you survived. Now it is time to let out that terror, rage, hurt, and/or panic.
Responsibility to our community is far from over. Instead of ignoring the...– Laura March: Blue Out Penn State: Learning from the Freeh Report (via sacet) Laura’s brilliant and it’s awesome to have her on her side.
12 year old Kelsey Hirsch is trying to raise... →
She is by far one of the most incredible people we’ve ever met and she’s not even in high school yet. Follow her @bands4RAINN and help make sure her 13th birthday is absolutely amazing by picking up a wristband. https://store.rainn.org/product.cfm?pid=27
Video we saw via the Look Out For Child Abuse website run by Penn State’s Hershey Children’s Hospital and Penn State’s Dickenson School of Law.
look at me: Cycles of Abuse across Generations →
emotionalabuseawareness: @helpspreadthis #ChildAbuse #StopChildAbuse #PhysicalAbuse It’s sad to read this. A typical example of abuse continuing from one generation to the next. Children who constantly talk back to their parents haven’t been taught about respect. But true respect doesn’t come through…
Living Well: Advice to partners, family and... →
livingwellaus: Healing takes time. Each man and boy are different and their needs are different. Respect their boundaries and try to understand that even if they push you away, it is not to hurt you but because they are hurting. Alex, Age 25, sexually abused from age 2-14 Don’t be afraid to ask. Give space…
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What To Do If You Suspect Child Abuse
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness month we’re posting tips from some of the great resources on the internet. This is from KidsHealth. Check ‘em out, they’ve got great articles for kids, teens, and parents on a bunch of topics. Child abuse inspires a very emotional response, and the temptation to react immediately and harshly is strong. We don’t blame you. We hate it...
This bake sale is going to be boss
Exec. Board Member: (to Fundraising Chair) Ooh, you should dress up as Luigi at the bakesale! And do a little dance! Ooh, ooh, and have a ukelele! We can play Katy Perry!
Fundraising Chair: should I just hand you my mancard now?
Via his Twitter account
Fundraising Chair: What makes you happy? What makes you complete? For me it's @OneHeartPSU #weare1heart #makeanimpact
To everyone who struggles today (or any day),
You have friends in Happy Valley. Please hold on. We love you.
We're fighting a hard fight, but at least we get...
Public Relations Chair: We were recently contacted via the twitter machine about doing a project with an org called Superhero Run... This may or may not end in us dressing up like our favorite superheroes. I call dibs on Batman.
Co-President #1: No, someone should be Pacman and everyone else can be ghosts.
Public Relations Chair: That would be great haha, but it is not a superhero--
Co-President #1: Pacman is too! He's super good at eating things!
Some Scary Numbers
In case you ever need a reminder of why we fight, here are a couple of horrifying stats from the great people at ChildHelp. There’s a report of child abuse every ten seconds. By the time you’ve read this sentence there has been at least one report made. More than 5 children die every day as a result of child abuse. Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. ...
bandbacktogether: I wonder… why I had to endure all that I have. Why do I look back on the past forty years and see so much abuse hidden by the plastic smile I wore like a mask earlier than my memories allow? I wonder… was it to prepare me for you, my beloved daughter, not even twelve who has already experienced more than many seventeen-year olds? Was it to make sure you had a strong advocate...
We need to understand what we're fighting. →
Great article by KidsHealth detailing different kinds of child abuse, common warning signs, and how you can help a child. Spread this so as many people as possible can be educated. No child deserves abuse, and every child deserves a hero. You can be that hero. #FightChildAbuse