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Updates about Ark of Hope for Children's programs plus global news relating to our focus areas of child abuse, child trafficking or bullying.


Legal Options for Survivors

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Survivor Support

Legal Options for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

 

The criminal justice system was not designed to support, or even empower, survivors of sexual abuse. It’s goal, to punish those whoAHelpingHand 600 victimize others, is certainly important, and the vast majority of prosecutors are good people who genuinely want to help. But where survivors are concerned, the system often falls short. We’ve spoken to many survivors who have honestly felt used by the system, treated as little more than pieces of evidence. That’s not to say we don’t believe in the sort of justice sought by the criminal justice system, but its treatment of survivors leaves much to be desired.

Justice itself is a tricky concept, one that’s often used without much attention to what it actually means. In the criminal system, justice is a matter of proving that a person committed some act that society doesn’t condone. We punish them for it, putting them in jail, listing them on sex offender registries and, most commonly, fining them an amount of money. That’s justice, according to the criminal system: the state or federal government gets some cash and an offender gets put away.

Survivor Support

2016-02-23 01:00:14
 

Human Trafficking Profits More Than Google

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Take Action

Human Trafficking Profits More Than Google?

If you're on Facebook, ‪Click this post before sharing! #‎Statistics show ‪#‎HumanTrafficking profits more than Google, Starbucks and Nike ‪combined! Human Trafficking month comes to a close but survivors of #ChildTrafficking and severe #ChildAbuse still suffer in silence daily. How much can Ark of Hope for Children help? Recently the abuser of a survivor we help daily was sentenced to two life sentences!

From Facebook, Click this post THEN “click the bar as a front line warrior” to share and be in support of the trauma-informed mentoring provided by Ark of Hope for Children. We empower traumatized survivors to leave darkness behind by providing tactical help that punishes their abusers, professional connections and online global mentoring that changes their lives.

Click this link for more trafficking stats http://bit.ly/1gEeaLG and thank you ArkAngels!

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2016-01-28 00:01:24
 

Support Child Trafficking Victims

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Take Action

January is Human Trafficking month

Even though they are now safe from physical harm, survivors are often traumatized emotionally for years. Let’s show rescued child trafficking victims we care by supporting the trauma-informed online mentoring and support Ark of Hope for Children provides to survivors through the US, UK and beyond.

We need your support and volunteerism to bring survivors of #ChildTrafficking , #RitualAbuse and #ChildAbuse hope for a future that is filled with Hope and promise.

Click here to donate via @YouCaring http://bit.ly/1LHaAA8

Child trafficking

2016-01-04 18:42:09
 

Prayer Need Surgery 2015.12.07

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Take Action

Prayer Need Surgery 2015.12.07

Prayer Need: One teen male #ChildAbuse survivor we mentor is about to go into surgery to repair sexual damage done. It can be life threatening without the emergency surgery.

Update December 8, 2015

Need prayer for a young teen ‪#‎ChildAbuse‬ survivor I mentor every day. Just had surgery caused by the abuse suffered and things have taken a not good turn. Potassium levels extremely high, plus irregular heart rate. They are hooking up kidney dialysis to lower potassium levels. Could be a leakage from intestinal area so prepping for scans. Also could be causing bad bacterial infection which may be building as we speak.

PLEASE Support our survivor support mentoring and care work for this victim thru #ArkofHope for Children http://bit.ly/1LHaAA8

Survivor Support

2015-12-07 23:28:27
 

Black Friday Cyber Monday 2015

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Take Action

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 support Ark of Hope for Children

by shopping with this link on Amazon.com! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3585457

Thanks to Amazon Smile, throughout the Christmas and holiday season you can support Ark of Hope with every purchase! Survivors of #ChildAbuse #ChildTrafficking #Bullying #Depression #PTSD need the supportive virtual mentoring that Ark of Hope for Children provides. And you can do that while you shop, so it’s a Win-Win!

Fundraising

2015-11-25 19:51:02
 

Research Study for Adult Survivors

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Take Action

 

Research Study

 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse or Trafficking

 

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2015-11-12 03:04:28
 

Blair Corbett, Missionary to Abused + Trafficked Children

Ark of Hope Blog & News
Category: Events

I am a missionary to those traumatized and victimized as children by human trafficking and severe childthumb Blair2015 1 abuse. Having founded our non-profit, Ark of Hope for Children, years ago I could not fathom how God would be moving now. Partnering with me through prayer and financial means we can change lives that once had no hope, and here is how.

Years ago we began reaching out via the internet to those who may be suffering in silence and fear after being victimized by child abuse and what is now known as child trafficking. Personal tragedies befell us but they started coming anyhow, so we knew God was in it. From across the U.S., England, South America, Canada, Australia and more.

I take no income from our nonprofit as expenses to keep our sites online, while preparing for more survivors to be brought to our transitional living facility continue. We are preparing to journey to another state to hopefully bring as many as a dozen recently rescued, sex trafficked and exploited boys for long term care at our facility. Even so, on any given day, I am personally assisting from three to eight young rescued victims from four to twelve or more hours daily. As their mentor and Survivor’s Coach we work closely together every day.

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2015-07-20 21:17:09
 

Wake Up World; To Child Sexual Exploitation

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Category: Global News

A frustration burns inside me due to the apathy of people in this world transposed against thumb Prostituted smthe pain and struggles of those I help that were victimized as children... Not to mention the many Ark of Hope for Children has yet to reach. I am often undaunted in my chosen passion to right the lives of those whose lives have been turned upside down by such internal pain. I trudge through boldly, with a resolute happiness that my life can be used to help them build upon their painful pasts towards strong and empowered futures.

That being said my heart has begun weighing heavy so I decided to open the eyes of those willing to listen and, for at least a moment, walk in the shoes of one of those we help. I want people to imagine the various sorts of pain they suffer through not just from having to live with it, but build upon that same broken foundation. Too many face this challenge in hopelessness, in fear and in silence.

The one of their hurdles that disrupts me today is for children that have been sexually exploited while their abusers use cameras and video equipment to profit off of their pain and shame.

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2015-02-24 19:43:10
 
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Most Recent Blog Posts

5 Tips to get a maltreated child ready for schooling

Guest post by Jason Phillips

Child maltreatment is conduct toward a kid that is beyond the norms of behavior and constitutes an extensive risk of causing emotion or physical harm. Types of maltreatment that are recognized include emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. The origin of maltreatment is varied and hardly understood. Neglect and abuse are associated with delayed growth and development, mental issues and physical injuries. The analysisis based on physical examination, lab tests and sometimes history. Management entails treatment of injuries, mental conditions, and mandatory preparing the child for schooling through foster care to keep them safe.

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2017 A Look Back for Ark of Hope

With the arrival of Christmas 2017 Ark of Hope for Children wishes to express our deep gratitude to our many followers, volunteer supporters, advocates and of course the survivors that have trusted us. I cannot truly express how humbled I am by your level of care and patience with us during the past year. This year I…. WE hit severe compassion fatigue (burnout) after doing this for 20+ years and heavily online since 2008 when we began assisting survivors of child trafficking and child abuse online. Following the suicide of one teen and rejection of support by another, I spent a good portion of this year feeling as if I could not find words that could help others when I struggled at times to help myself. Yet you stood by us.

Crumbling finances took their toll as well.

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Ark of Hope Christmas Wish 2017

It is with great joy that we think of all of the followers, survivors, contributors and volunteers that Ark of Hope for Children is blessed to know. You have so encouraged us this year and we are grateful for every one of you.

For many survivors holidays can be a difficult time indeed; From memories of personal atrocities they faced to missing what could have been and wasn’t for them. Yet with gentle, caring time spent volunteer advocates and peer survivors they are finding glimmers of hope. Ark of Hope for Children strives to bring as many glimmers as possible, and that has only been possible because of your support for us.

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How to Support a Bullied Child

Ways to help support, deal with, and overcome bullying

Guest post by Carl McLean of MomBible

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied. This is a terribly sad statistic. These children live in a state of fear and dread of the physical, verbal, and mental aggression they face each day.

HOW DOES BULLYING AFFECT A CHILD

Those who do attend school go around in a chronic state of anxiety and depression. The long-term effects of bullying and living in this state of mind of anxiety and depression can be catastrophic to a child. If they are left in this toxic environment, it will affect them; possibly for the rest of their lives.

Prolonged exposure to bullying can have detrimental effects on a child’s self-esteem and their ability to trust. They can have trouble forming good relationships and are at a higher risk for substance abuse.

We all need to take an active role in preventing bullying. Sometimes, recognizing a bully is easy but there are other times when it may be less obvious.

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Operation Extrteme Care

Ark of Hope for Children has a super volunteer and mentee that once aged-out of foster care and has been helping others ever since. While focusing on how to help other foster and once abused youth with how to age out with success, he enlisted in the military. Now a ranking officer in a war zone he is still only thinking of others and continues to help Ark of Hope from afar as he can.

He has been so supportive of our efforts, that when he reached about most of his “group” not getting care packages from home that Ark of Hope jumped on it. We have launched Operation Extreme Care and we need your $5 to $10 care packages rushed to us, so we can rush them to 80+ enlisted troops in an active war zone that need encouragement and moral boosts from home. No matter what your stance, let’s support these men AND women!

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Joe Gardiner moves on

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After a short stint as our volunteer Director of Marketing position Joseph Gardiner has moved on. More here

Ark of Hope's eBay store

100% of sales support Ark of Hope for Children programs. We offer clothing Women's, Junior's and Men's. Sometimes we'll throw in a collectible or two, it just depends on what is donated. Our clothing is in excellent condition. All items are new to gently used and donated by generous supporters and advocates. 100's of listings. Visit our eBay store Children R Not For Sale eBay store