August 7, 2012

Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson

In the aftermath of the Sandusky trial, we have the opportunity to talk about violence prevention; a teachable moment. One really important conversation to have is about recognizing potential abusers. Stop It Now! has compiled some really great resources  related to protecting children from abusers through increase awareness.

What about adult survivors of childhood abuse who have a pattern of difficult relationships in adulthood? How do they learn to break the cycle?

Recently a reader asked me a related question:

I would really like to see a piece on how predators test their victims, really for grown up survivors of abuse. There is not much stuff out there in books about what is normal and what is not, for people who have never known healthy relationships, we really have no idea what to look for or what our rights and boundaries should be. It is like learning another…

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  1. I can’t even read the whole article. It breaks my heart that grooming happened to survivors when we were sweet and innocent and full of life and love.

    • It is sad, but we need to tell the ones who do not know or understand. They need to be protected and the vicious cycle must be broken.

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