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Child Abuse Survivor Monument Participants
We Want to Hear From You


Cheryl and Michael Irving would like to thank you for participating in the workshops to collaborate on making sculpted quilt squares for a child abuse memorial/monument and to join in the writing exercises during the workshops.

Your collaborative sculpted quilt squares adorns one of the "Reaching Out" Child Abuse Monument figures. Participant quilt squares and writing are present through out the "Child Abuse Monument" and "The Survivor Monument Project" areas of our web site.

If you go to the Quilt Square Collection web page you will find all of the quilt squares created in the workshops. If you click on your quilt square a web page will come up that will show you quilt square in cast paper and in bronze on one of the monument figures. There are also lists of your accompanying poems; stories, journals or thoughts you may have submitted; web pages that your quilt squares, images or writings are found on.

If you have any other journaling, writings, poetry or stories related to your quilt square or the monument that you would like to have included in the web pages or archival writing about the "Reaching Out" Monument and The Survivor Monument Project please e-mail them to Dr. Irving at When practical we will try to find a place to enter them within our large web site. Also write us supportive comments or endorsements that would be appropriate for the Reaching Out Series web sites. When you e-mail Dr. Irving poetry or writings send them as attachments in Microsoft Word Documents if possible.

Most importantly Cheryl and Michael Irving want to keep participants up to date on our events, displays of a monument figure, art exhibitions of the "Reaching Out" Collection, media and press, eventual monument unveiling and other activities. If your contact information changes E-mail us at with your name, and updated contact mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail address.

One figure is fully cast in bronze and the second figure is ¾'s completed. With funding it will take about a year to complete the bronze casting and detailing of the second figure. If you visit the "Where is the "Monument This Month" web page you can find direction on making to visit the first compled bronze figure. It really is a remarkable experience to stand in front of this massive bronze figure that is covered with so many remarkable messages.

Thank You

Dr. Michael Irving
Cheryl Irving.

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Your Donations are Needed
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* Donations *
* Story of the Monument/Phases of the Project * Phase 1: Design * Phase II: Create * Phase III: Implement * Phase IV:Positioning *
* Monument Overview * Monument Project Organization * Project Story - Flash Movie *
* A Healing Monument * Monument as Social Action * A Gift for Allies in Healing *
* Artistic Director: Michael C. Irving, Ph.D. * Assisting Sculptors * Studio Visits *
* Monument Conception/Creation * Monument Sculpting * Casting the Bronze *
* Quilt Square Workshop Participants *
Heroes of the Monument * Facing Challenges * Monument Lessons * Monument Stories
* Self Care Activities for Survivors * Well Being * Creating Coping Lists * Meditation Gallery *
* Information on Child Abuse
* Types of Abuse * Impacts of Abuse * Responses to Abuse *
* Resource Links on Child Abuse *
* Survivor Monument Poetry and Quilt Square Books *
* Awareness Campaign * Research Forum * Cambridge Tour * DAS School *
Contribute a HandPrint Message for Placement Inside the Child Abuse Monument *
* Sponsorship as Healing * Sponsors * Local Sponsors * Sponsorship Opportunities *
* Unveiling *

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