Incest AWARE

Learn about it. Talk about it. End it.

Despite the progress of the #MeToo movement, still, no one is talking about incest. Incest AWARE is the first website devoted entirely to the topic of incest. This site is designed to do three things:


  • Help survivors and their loved ones along their healing journeys

  • Raise public awareness of incest, how to prevent it, and how to intervene to protect children 

  • Ensure that survivor stories are heard and are catalysts for meaningful change

 

For Survivors

Survivors need lots of support and resources to recover from the devastating effects of incest abuse, yet survivors can - and do - thrive. In this section, you will find information about recovery, options for personal support and other helpful resources, guidance for those considering taking action, and a page just for teen survivors.

 

Learn About Incest

Incest - the sexual abuse of a person by a family member - is very prevalent, yet few talk about it. This section explores what it is and how it affects people, statistics and research, warning signs and disclosure, sexual safety at home, and further reading and listening lists.

 

Helping Survivors

Those working with or caring for survivors play an important role in supporting those affected by incest. This section is for these supporters, providing guidance on how to effectively help an incest survivor, resources for those in crisis, and intervention in cases of incest abuse.

 

Advocacy

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and for incest, this adage couldn’t be more true. On these pages, you can explore strategies for raising awareness of incest, prevention tools, information on telling your survivor story or connecting with an incest speaker, and links to incest-related news and policy.

 

Let us know you stopped by!

Incest AWARE wants to hear from you. If you have questions or feedback on our site, want to tell us your story, know of an incest resource you don't see here, or for any other reason, fill out our contact form or email us directly at IncestAWARE@gmail.com.

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Suzanne Isaza, website creator

 

Updated January 2021 by Incest AWARE