Invisible Scars
Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

First Run Features
Show More

Comments (2)

Dylan avatar
Dylan

The filmmaker, Johnna Janis, is one of the bravest directors working today. In this film she confronts directly and openly the abuse she endured, in-so-doing opening up this essential conversation about CSA to the many experts, victims, and indeed the Kanopy audience. Its is this kind of ...Read more

Anonymous picture
Johnna

Invisible Scars is based on my life as a survivor of child sexual abuse. Many years ago someone shared their personal story of abuse, and urged me to begin focusing on healing from my past. This gave me the strength and courage to begin my own healing journey.

Related videos

Breaking Silence
Breaking Silence is the definitive film on incest and child sexual abuse. Personal stories told by survivors and their families, woven with telling drawings by abused children, give viewers a realistic understanding of how incest destroys trust and bonding, and limits the lives of its victims. Breaking Silence celebrates survivors…
In a Town This Size
In A Town This Size introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960's and 70's. Told through poignant first-person interviews with the victims, their families and professionals, these stories inform viewers about the lifelong harm of childhood sexual abuse. Emphasizing the resiliency of…
Invisible Child Abuse with Robert Firestone
Emotional child abuse is frequently overlooked in our focus on physical and sexual abuse, often invisible to those both outside and inside the family. However, the damage that emotional child abuse can inflict has severe impact later in life on a person's self-esteem, relationships, and career. In this film, actual…
Grief Trauma and Sexual Abuse: Two women
Grief, Trauma and Sexual Abuse: The stories of two women' is a strong reminder of the experiences of victims of sexual assault and the impact on their lives. These two stories will evoke strong emotions, raise awareness and increase the consciousness of these crimes for all who view this video.…
What's Age Got to Do With It?
This riveting program looks at the devastating effects of abuse upon older women within intimate or spousal relationships as well as abuse by adult children. Covers a diversity of seniors, representing many different social values, upbringings and experience. In common however, many women over fifty retain strong beliefs about privacy…
Myths of Childhood
Today we are more concerned about children and more confused about childhood than ever before, but many of our ideas about childhood are based on myths. In this provocative three part series, children and parents from Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom talk about their experiences. Home movies, photographs…
Domestic Violence & Elder Abuse - Protecting the Victim
As healthcare professionals it is our responsibility to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse. The first steps are awareness and education. This program teaches healthcare professionals the common signs of abuse, appropriate action steps if abuse occurs, and our roles' as professionals .
Sexual Abuse Disclosure
An interview where a client who discloses sexual abuse and subsequent interventions.
Who Cares About Kelsey? - Helping Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Succeed
When Kelsey Carroll entered high school, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated self-mutilation, Kelsey was volatile, disruptive and, by her own admission,…
Rosie
Rosie is based on the life of Rosalie Fraser, author of the book Shadow Child. Rosalie Fraser's life with her natural family ended in March 1961, when as a two year old aboriginal child she was taken by the Western Australian Child Welfare Department and made a ward of the…
In the Wildflowers - Women Who Have Survived Sexual Trauma
From Restoring the Heart Ministries come this one hour version of the seven hour In the Wildflowers training series. This abridged version enables the viewer to enter into the powerful stories of women who have survived sexual abuse. Includes insightful commentary from leading Christian counselors and experts on sexual trauma,…
FRONTLINE - Kind Hearted Woman Part 2
Part of the Series: FRONTLINE - Kind Hearted Woman
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer's Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two…