Dreamcatchers For Abused Children Mental Health “Expert” Claims That Child Sexual Abuse is Rarely Painful or Terrifying

Mental Health “Expert” Claims That Child Sexual Abuse is Rarely Painful or Terrifying

Sandra

I am the CEO & Founder of DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN which is an Official 501(c)3 Non-profit Child Abuse & Neglect Organization dedicated to child abuse awareness, education & prevention.

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  1. sigmund says:

    This is a complex issue and one cannot do justice to it with the small sound bite phrases typically used. In that sense, the title of her book, The Trauma Myth, is misleading insofar as it might lead a person to believe that the whole issue of child abuse is not true. That said, I believe that she brings forth many valid ideas in her book. Currently child abuse has become a hot button issue in which we automatically throw the cloak of “victimhood” onto anyone who has experienced unwanted sexual contact as a child. I believe that this status as an object of pity is one of the worst experiences that many individuals can undergo. Many reasonable therapists help people understand what they have gone through in more realistic terms, adapting the therapies (if any are necessary) to the patient. For some individuals, being beaten up by a bully without sexual contact may well be a bigger and worse traumatic event than unwanted rape would be to another individual. There are many road to “victimhood.” No one who imposes his or her will on another to gratify his or her own needs for sex, power, or other emotional desires is doing anything good and I condemn those activities. But I believe that a more nuanced approach to the victims is the best way to treat them. Fortunately such an approach is frequently followed in actual therapy despite the fact that a lot of mistaken myths are hyped in the press.

  2. child abuse claims continue to fill the courts in Ireland is a sad reflection on our society. Research has shown that people who were abused as children are more likely to become child abusers themselves once they reach adulthood, and through treatment, therapy and care we can break this circle once and for all.

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