Articles on Abuse

Abuse

Have We Lost Touch?

Teachers aren’t allowed to hug students. Often, students aren’t allowed to touch each other, either. Parents see their kids only in the mornings and evenings, and on weekends. We...
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Making Room for Gray

Beads of sweat rolled down Randy’s brow as he waited for someone to pick up his call.
 “Hello! Sexual assault victim hotline. How can I help you?” “I am...
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Sons of Narcissistic Fathers

Sons of narcissistic fathers are driven by lack of confidence. Raised by a self-centered, competitive, arrogant father, they feel like they can never measure up or be enough to...
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Bad Therapists

You go to a psychotherapist in private practice. You are broken, vulnerable, depressed, anxious, grief-stricken, traumatized, anxious. You need to believe the person on the other side of the...
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Trauma and Codependency

You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma that usually began in childhood. Trauma can...
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Types of Abuse

Abuse refers to harmful or injurious treatment of another human being that may include physical, sexual, verbal, psychological/emotional, intellectual, or spiritual maltreatment. Abuse may coexist with neglect, which is...
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Women and Violence

The impact of violence against women is too often masked by silence. Its continuation depends on silence. Distance keeps us safe and unless one personally experiences violence or knows...
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Book Review: Do Over

Carol Anne Leathers wrote Do Over as an autobiographical story turned fictional. Leathers puts her life into the character Reb, whose story focuses on overcoming childhood abuse and centers...
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