4 Stages of Healing from Childhood Abuse

Over the years, I have worked with many victims of abuse, women or men who were abused in childhood (I do not work with children).  Sometimes the abuse consisted of neglect; often it was physical, and emotional.  For many, it was sexual.  I find it interesting that in my practice, the men who were sexually abused as children were abused by someone outside of the family. the girls were all victimized by their fathers. (That is not the...

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What Are We Doing About the Children?

This blog begins a new series.  A difficult one.  A series that will likely be hard to read.  But I believe that safety comes from being armed by facts.  And if we know what to look for and how to recognize these situations, we can put an end to it. So take a deep breath and read on.  Feel free to take a break and come back to this later, because it’s heavy stuff.  Know that it might raise feelings that are uncomfortable, scary or...

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