Helping with Self Injury

If the person using self-injury is currently in an abusive situation and would like it to end, provide some practical help such as information that might help them get out of that situation. The kind of practical help that is usually most useful is information on...

Survivors who are multiple

Never forget that this person has survived till now without your help. Remember… A person who has multiple personalities is a person like you. The survivor is the expert on their own abuse and life…. not you. No matter how experienced you are, each person...

Language

Language is a basic and fundamental medium of communication amongst people. It is cultural and reflects tradition and beliefs. In our experience, most survivors of ritual abuse have been taught or know other languages besides the usual language of the country they...

Things survivors may speak about

There are many different things that survivors of ritual abuse may try to talk about. Although talking is usually very difficult and painful, as it is designed by the abusers to be, with the right sort of support, they can do it. There are a few common elements that...

Support Tips

Don’t panic – that helps no one at all! Be prepared to believe what you hear. Stick to skills such as listening, believing and empowering. Don’t get caught up in the fear of the survivor. Be calm, encouraging and confident. Reassure survivors (if still involved)...