Trauma Bonding, Stockholm Syndrome, and Child Abuse

Originally posted on Healing Beyond Survival:

FINAL SBSC front cover 44-17-15jpgAfter years of staying away, I was summoned to my parents’ home. My first evening there, my stepfather alarmed me by pulling me into his arms—this, while my mother lay dying of cancer just yards away. The familiar smell of alcohol, the feel of his hot breath, triggered memories from the past as he moved to bury his face in my neck. “You know how much Daddy loves you—” I jerked away from him. “Stop it!” Suddenly pale, he grabbed his pack of cigarettes and spat at me, “Get to bed!” as though I was five instead of thirty-five. I did as he commanded and climbed the stairs to the spare bedroom, seething with hatred for my childhood abuser.

A number of years later, when I got an email from a relative telling me my stepfather was dead, something happened that I couldn’t understand: I couldn’t stop crying. And it…

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Children Forget The Rules–Watch This.

Children Forget The Rules–Watch This..

Teaching Sex Abuse Prevention In Schools Is Critical

madenewinjesus:

I agree. Every parent should know their responsibility in recognizing childhood sexual abuse, how to talk to their children about it, (including the Underwear Rule, and how to report abuse.

Originally posted on Healing Beyond Survival:

goodtouch_badtouchSchools have felt that the proper time to begin talking to kids about sex is in middle school health class. Even then, many parents get up in arms at the idea of Sex Ed being taught to their children. When I read that some statistics show that up to one-third of middle schoolers are already sexually active, I wondered, “How many of these kids have already been sexually abused by then?”

“Age is a significant factor in sexual abuse. While there is risk for children of all ages, children are most vulnerable to abuse between the ages of 7 and 13.The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old. However, more than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8. Child Sexual Abuse Facts

Erin’s Law is not a sex ed bill,” she (Erin) said in testimony to the House’s Judiciary Committee Tuesday. “This…

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A Romanticized Rape: Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoJIbt3ZMcAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoJIbt3ZMcAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx0dfbv6mAwA Romanticized Rape: Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili. More

Child Abuse Hides In Plain Sight

Child Abuse Hides In Plain Sight.

We Have a Choice

We Have a Choice.

Judge Says Child Rapist Didn’t Mean To Hurt The 3-Year-Old He Sodomized

Judge Says Child Rapist Didn't Mean To Hurt The 3-Year-Old He Sodomized.

The actions of this judge are morally reprehensible!
It’s high time that society take a stand and ask if this judge has his head stuck in the sand! This perpetrator should be put behind bars for the rest of his life.

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