How to Save the World

So I have had a heavy heart. I don’t always want to be a stay at home mom/wife. I love my time with my daughter. She’s curled up next to me sleeping now! I hope we adopt children and want to be with them until they start school too. I know I am very blessed to be able to stay with my daughter, don’t miss understand me but I want to do more.

I want to save the world. I will settle with saving a life. My history with incest and rape makes me want to shout loudly to educate the world but I don’t know where to start.

I would like to be trained in something, even if it involved a bit more school. Online would be amazing but not opposed to going in for a few courses. But my struggle is, not knowing what.

I want to work with sexually abused women. Specifically women/teens/children that are or have dealt with incest, molestation or rape. But where do I start? What careers do I look into? What training? What school? WHERE? WHAT?

I worked at a drug and eating disorder rehab center. I was a “recreational therapist”. I really enjoyed the work. I loved working one on one the most but was surprised at my ability to work with groups of over 60 people.

I don’t think I want to be a psychologist or psychiatrist. I want to work with support groups. I want to work one on one with people. I want to incorporate exercise, art, learning material, everything to help the women, these people, these families that have been hurt by these issues.

But what is this called? I need your thoughts and perspectives. I have emailed several people that work with specific groups of people and their advice has been limited.

I don’t know where to start. I don’t know where to look. I took a look at colleges but I don’t know what to look for. I’d call a school, I’ve even talked and emailed them and they don’t seem to understand what I want. They send me in directions that work for them but I want to go in the direction that works for me.

But that is hard when I don’t know what its called, let alone what it is.

Please, please, please. Suggestions, Directions, Thoughts!


4 thoughts on “How to Save the World

  1. Why dont you start by reading about PTSD in rape and abused women? Then if you feel like that would benefit you, get a degree or take few more classes.

  2. Please begin working with victims of domestic violence. You can answer the hotline, and you can move into advocacy and case management. You can work with the courts, as a victim’s advocate. You will be saving lives, and many of these women and men have experienced abuse in childhood. The profession is heavy on female clients, but more men are reaching out. They are the nicest clientele ever, these victims. It is hard work, but advocates with heart and hope are all the difference in the world.
    In the DV shelters, there are support groups, certifications on education like parenting and drug abuse awareness, teaching self care, and even exercise classes. Advocates with experiences of abuse are far more effective than those with no past to relate to.
    There are more resources now for victims of sex trafficking, too. All of those individuals have experienced abuse.

  3. there is something called a “peer recovery specialist” someone who has been through it and can offer unique incishgt and perspective.
    you for sure without a doubt should work wth these woman, you have survived, you bring hope everytime you will talk to them. Just being there is a sign that you are not afraid to talk about it and you are standing strong!! do it do it do it!

  4. Just starting a dialogue helps! Being brave enough to speak up helps others seek justice. I love brave miss world she goes to trials to support victims, I would like to do that, but who knows I might just be a creeper in the corner. What to do is always the question

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