From this point forward, due to A.T.W’s sharp increase in readership and followers along with the overwhelming number of comments on our posts, A.T.W regrets to inform our readers, that we cannot always give personal replies to each comment submitted. We will do our best to respond but it is not always possible.
Since our reader’s thoughts and support are important to us, we submit this general response.
WHO is Among the Wolves (A.T.W)?
A.T.W. are investigative reporters.
A.T.W. is a group of concerned citizens (male and female, of diverse backgrounds), who are observing some alarming things happening within popular advocacy organizations including: abusive behavior by advocates (cyber bullying, personal attacks, threats, identity theft etc), slander and attacks on individuals/other organizations and re-traumatization of victims seeking help.
A.T.W. was created with the public in mind–to inform those seeking help from victim advocacy organizations (it’s leaders and members) of potential abusers masquerading as victims and/or advocates. The purpose of A.T.W. is to expose the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” to better protect those seeking help from those organizations/individuals.
Are you ADVOCATES?
A.T.W. wants to make it very clear that we do not offer advocacy or support services, nor do we represent victims or personal cases.
Why do you use the image of a wolf?
The “wolf in sheep’s clothing” is a symbol of a dangerous person hiding behind the mask of a sheep. Symbolizing an abusive advocate, pretending to be a victim.
Matthew 7:15, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
Another version of “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” was told in Aesop’s Fables, a story about a wolf with dangerous motives hiding in the skin of a mild and gentle sheep. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/wolf-in-sheeps-clothing.html
The image of the wolf can be interpreted in a variety of ways, including cultural variations. A.T.W. may occasionally explore other interpretations of the wolf.
Is A.T.W. attached to any group, organization or movement?
A.T.W. does not represent any special interests or advocacy organizations or individuals. We are not attached to any groups or professionals in the victims advocacy movement or elsewhere.
A.T.W. is neutral, we leave it up to the reader to further investigate, and make an informed decision.
Where does A.T.W. get its information?
A.T.W. posts proof in the form of official public court documents,public police records or screen shots that show a statement made in our subject’s own words. We also note sequence of events to further stay true to the truth. We present the truth with proof to back it up and let the reader decide.
The information presented on A.T.W. can be found in the public domain, or is a result of reader tips (which are then researched and verified).
Besides offering information on advocacy groups, A.T.W. may also post quotes/inspirational thoughts and news articles on related subjects.
What about privacy?
Some of research we have stumbled upon includes information from our subjects’ own words, which they have decided publicly post. When a subject decides to publicly post personal information about themselves or their families, they are assuming all responsibility and risk for what they reveal. When the subject puts their information in the public domain, or online, they are consciously making the decision to draw attention to their lives, and thereby giving up their privacy.
A.T.W. diligently works to preserve the privacy and safety of children involved in these situations–even if their parent chooses not to.
Why did you create A.T.W.?
We have noticed an alarming trend in advocacy groups that some advocates and professionals offering to help victims share the same controlling and abusive behavior as what the victims fought to escape. Even worse, many of these groups and individuals hide among legitimate victims. They truly are “wolves in sheep’s clothing” who exploit, intimidate and control the victims they claim to defend. These groups get away with their abusive behavior because people are too afraid to speak out, because those who do are often bullied, harassed, stalked & threatened.
A.T.W. was created to expose these abusive groups and individuals by showing evidence of their actions, and voicing complaints. We hope that with evidence, and public outcry, these acts of abuse will be investigated, and those behind these attacks will be held accountable. There is no room for abusers in victim’s advocacy groups.
A.T.W. would like to thank our readers for visiting our blog, and leaving their tips and comments.