Barbara J. Hansen

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Barbara J. Hansen

Barbara J. Hansen News Wire Magazine cover
Born Barbara Joy Hansen
May 10, 1944 (1944-05-10) (age 80)
Newark, New York, U.S.
Children 3 ()

Barbara J. Hansen

Barbara J. Hansen, commonly referred to as Bobbie Joy Hansen, is an author, speaker, and advocate for survivors of abuse and trauma. Her personal journey, detailed in her 2003 book, "Listen to The Cry of the Child: The Deafening Silence of Sexual Abuse", encapsulates resilience, forgiveness, and the transformative power of faith and healing.

Early Life

Born Barbara Joy Hansen on May 10, 1944, in Newark, New York, Hansen experienced a traumatic childhood marked by various forms of abuse within her family. These early traumas resulted in severe emotional distress, leading to panic attacks, nightmares, PTSD, and traumatic amnesia that caused her to suppress these painful memories for almost forty years.

The Path to Healing and Forgiveness

In 1999, Hansen confronted her abuser in a legal case, a step that marked a significant turning point in her life. She chose the challenging path of forgiveness, which she viewed as a transformative act of the heart. This act, combined with her spiritual journey, anchored by a 12-step recovery devotional Bible gifted by an unlikely source, a heroin drug dealer, paved the way for her profound healing.

Advocacy and Outreach

Hansen's mission extends beyond her personal experience. She actively works with several organizations, including Survivors Against Violence Everywhere, Miracle Mind Global, and NAASCA Stop Child Abuse NOW Talk Show, advocating for survivors of abuse and trauma. Hansen's outreach includes media appearances, most notably on The Dr. Oz Show, and her engagements as a speaker, where she offers survivors solace and empowerment.

Publications and Recognitions

Barbara J. Hansen has been featured in prominent radio shows, TV interviews, magazine articles, & podcasts.

The 700 Club Feature

Barbara J. Hansen's transformative journey from a survivor of abuse to an advocate for healing was prominently showcased on The 700 Club. This feature provided an in-depth look into Hansen's life, her struggles, and her ultimate triumph over adversity. By sharing her story on such a significant platform, Hansen reached a broad audience, amplifying her message of hope, resilience, and the power of forgiveness.[1]

Appearance on The Dr. Oz Show

Barbara J. Hansen's advocacy and outreach efforts were further highlighted through her appearance on The Dr. Oz Show. The show, known for its focus on health, wellness, and personal stories of transformation, provided an avenue for Hansen to discuss the impact of trauma on mental and emotional health. Her participation underscored the importance of addressing and healing from trauma while also shedding light on the broader societal implications of abuse and the need for awareness and support.[2]

Hansen's seminal work, "Listen to The Cry of the Child: The Deafening Silence of Sexual Abuse"[3] published in 2003, delves into the harrowing world of sexual abuse and domestic violence. The book seeks to initiate a discourse to facilitate healing and liberation for victims. Hansen's dedication and efforts earned her recognition as an International Book Awards Finalist. Through her writings and advocacy, she aims to shift the prevailing silence surrounding sexual abuse to a more hopeful and collective path of healing.

News Wire Magazine

Barbara J. Hansen was notably featured on the cover of News Wire Magazine[4], marking a significant recognition of her advocacy and contributions to trauma and abuse awareness. The feature not only highlighted Hansen's personal journey from pain to empowerment but also underscored her efforts to change the narrative around abuse, urging survivors and society at large to embark on a collective journey of healing and understanding.

Amazon Fire TV

Barbara J. Hansen was interviewed on "Success, Motivation & Inspiration" with M. Curtis McCoy on Amazon Fire TV[5]

Personal Life

Barbara J. Hansen is the mother of three children. Her website,, showcases her works, stories, and a documentary on her life journey produced in the Philippines. Her story remains a beacon of hope for many, illustrating that even the deepest pain, strength, resilience, and a powerful legacy of change can emerge.


  1. The Barbara J. Hansen story on The 700 Club
  2. Barbara J. Hansen Twitter profile
  3. "Listen to The Cry of the Child: The Deafening Silence of Sexual Abuse" by Barbara J. Hansen
  4. Barbara J. Hansen - News Wire Magazine Cover
  5. Barbara J. Hansen on Amazon Fire TV

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