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  • Those who have been emotionally/sexually exploited and abused by someone in a “trusted helping profession”
  • Family and loved ones of those who have been exploited
  • Experts, professionals, and victim-advocates
  • Plus: We hope to help educate those in the various “helping professions” who have the capacity to exploit people in their care. Sadly, sometimes these professionals may be “informed” concerning codes of ethics and laws and yet may not fully appreciate the tremendous harm they can cause.

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We realize trust is likely to be a major issue with you, if you have been exploited by a “trusted helping professional.” You can find the help you need. There are many resources listed here. We hope this Web site has been helpful to you and we wish you the best in your continued recovery.



P.S. Keep in mind: “You may find yourself going through hell… just don’t stop there!”

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