From casually humiliating a child, to punching a spouse you think isn't listening,
violence in families hurts.
Courageous survivors are breaking their silence about harm at the heart of our community.
You can't turn your back when you know.
Healthy families grow from sound relationships. Marriage can be a means of personal,
emotional, and spiritual growth.
The signs of abusive relationships aren't always this obvious, but learning to recognize
them is the first step toward healing.
Children raised in unhealthy families may be damaged for life. Learn how to protect
Effective parenting is a vital part of our religion. Explore our resources for ideas
about raising healthy children with sound Islamic identities, values, and character.
Family violence is a global issue that affects everyone. Project Sakinah is an initiative of Dar al Islam. It is an effort to stimulate awareness and action in the Muslim community to WAKE UP to the reality of the harm being done to our families, to learn to SPEAK UP in order to break the silence that surrounds the issue, and to TEAM UP with others to work to change our condition.
Important points are made in this discussion of older people surviving child sexual abuse. The mental and emotional challenges that surviving such experiences present, can present decades after the abuse itself.... though it is not always the case that older survivors will go through flashbacks or other trauma symptoms.
Check out Pandora's Project which has support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
This is a resource of value to survivors of domestic violence and domestic homicide,
and I encourage Muslim survivors to utilize this and other resources like it as
we strengthen our own Muslim institutions in the social services fields. Read More
This resource is a blog for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. There are still many
barriers to men speaking up of their own experiences in this regard, though it is
believed about 1 in 6 males in the US experience it (as do about 1 in 5 females.
A lot of work remains to be done in this area, and it yet another way in which men
need to step up and participate in the struggle against all forms of family violence.
“Feeling like an expert?”
This very brief blog post reports on a study concerning a disconnect between claimed expertise and actual knowledge. I suggest that the phenomenon reported on here is quite generalizable --- that is, applies to many fields, not merely the one specifically studies.
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