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Abused but alive: Lessons for Cleveland's survivors

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They've been to hell and back, but a fulfilling life is within reach for the three Cleveland abduction survivors: just look at Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard.

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Jillian Krier's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:54 PM

This article & video is from the other side of the spectrum of the abduction in Cleveland. In the video, there is an interview with abduction survivor, Elizabeth Smart. She was only missing for nine months at age 14, but she gives her advice for recovery to the three Cleveland girls. She says it's best to take it day by day and simply be happy. 

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This article talks about children and what level they should be at going into kindergarten. This relates to Jack because he is the same age as what the kids are in kindergarten. This article talks about social and physical point a child at jacks age should be.

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Bryan Zack's comment, February 13, 2014 11:44 PM
Head Start Children Go to Kindergarten talks about children and what level they should be at going into kindergarten. Jack is around the age of most kindergarten. “This time in a child’s life is very important to their development children's developmental progress greatly through the end of kindergarten”( Children Go to Kindergarten). MA has done her best to help develop Jack “Like a newborn in many ways, despite his accelerated literacy and numeracy” (Donoghue 203). Ma has to come up with different Methods to keep Jacks brain sharp “When Jack does have some TV time, he watches “Dora the Explorer”” (Donoghue 10).
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This articles is an example of how women who have been the victims of an awful crime such as sexual assault should be treated with dignity and respect just as Ma was. These women should not ashamed of what happened to them, they should remember to keep their heads held high. 

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This article shows difference between women who are affected by CSA and those who aren't. It shows the difference in the outcomes and lasting effects in both groups of women. 

 

 

 

 

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Childhood Trauma Linked With Psychosis Later In Life - RTT News

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Childhood Trauma Linked With Psychosis Later In Life RTT News The fact that the psychological sequelae to childhood abuse, neglect and loss have biological concomitants does not imply that the biological changes are indicative of a brain disease...
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This article states that there is a link between childhood trauma and psychosis later in life. Jack has lived in room his entire life and now he finds himself in a entirely new world that he doesn't understand 

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This article talks about how children remember a stressful social  events long term. The doctors in the hospital said that Jack will likely forget all about his time in room because he was so young.

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Emily Hoffman's comment, February 8, 2014 3:08 PM
It seams crazy that someone could forget five years in practically a box. Ma will obviously never forget what happened but the doctors mention that Jack will probably forget most of what happened. Jack is so used to being in Room and even wants to go back after they are free. Jack experienced Room very differently than Ma and I think that's what made the book so interesting. The book is told through the innocence of a child during such a traumatic event. Jack may never fully forget his life in Room, but he doesn't look at his life in Room as a negative experience. He remembers the toys he had and the games him and Ma played. "Longterm memory for social stress in infants as young as 4 months of age" (Montirosso) is present so Jack will likely be affected socially, mentally, and physically in the future in some ways.
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This article states the importance of early childhood education. All learning stems from how the child learned in the beginning. Disadvantaged children tend to not thrive as much later on because they did not have an early foundation of learning. Ma teaches Jack all that she knows in Room but is that enough?

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Molly Cathleen Herbic's comment, February 6, 2014 2:43 PM
This article states that children are not getting the education that they need, especially children with disadvantaged backgrounds. Jack fits right into this category. His background is a huge disadvantage to gaining a proper education. He lacked the institution, the materials, and the interaction. This article states that a child must have a good strong start with education or else they will have a really difficult time later on. I believe Ma must have known this fact because she works with the little amount of supplies she has to develop Jack as much as possible. Jack learns many skills like reading a watch “’05:01, we can have dinner’” (Donoghue 57) and knowing what the time means. Ma is constantly correcting his grammar in hopes that he will learn and correct himself in the future. It is definitely a struggle to have to help a child develop and grow in the small amount of space Ma is given, but she works with what she has and develops a child who is able to communicate and function on his own.
Holly Boxx's comment, February 6, 2014 9:37 PM
Jack didn't get an education that normal children today do. Even though Jack is a smart boy, he wasn't able to receive an conventional teaching style from his mom. Ma tried her best teaching Jack though. Ma's strict schedule taught Jack that there needs to be order. She also taught the basics of spelling, reading, speaking, etc. When Jack uses the wrong form of a word, Ma corrects him like any parent or teacher would. She also tests him with hard words from the milk carton. Ma did her best with what she had in the shed, and was the best parent she could be. She fulfilled her parental duties by reading to him every day, helping him speak correctly, and testing him with words.
Parker Kalen's comment, February 17, 2014 10:32 PM
In Room, Ma is unable to give Jack all of the academic opportunities that other kids his age have available. Thankfully, Ma is smart, and is able to share her knowledge with Jack to the best of her abilities. She does this through a multitude of different games, such as Parrot, "that's good for vocabulary", rhyming games, and word games involving creative thinking (Donoghue 34). Unfortunately, Jack being in the real world, is going to be at a disadvantage, and will probably be behind other kids his age in terms of different areas of education. Like this article states "For many students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, learning gaps appear in early childhood. (Importance of Early Learning)" While Jack prevails in understanding language, he might fall behind in science, math, and other subjects such as those.
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Children's Perspective on Dealing with Traumatic Events.

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This article shows many different traumatic experiences of children and how they deal with it. Jack has a life of traumatic experiences, this might show how he will deal with them. 

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Emily Hoffman's comment, February 2, 2014 11:11 PM
This article gives a good insight to how Jack with handle the outside world. His life was normal to him but in reality, his situation was very traumatic. With five years spent in Room, he has not developed the social and mental skills that are needed for him to understand the world. Jack is always looking for Ma to tell him that it is okay and that the people that are on the outside are his friends. He doesn't know who to trust and isn't quite sure about everything that is going on around him. He depends on Ma completely and many therapeutic classes will be needed to get him to be comfortable in his new world.
Molly Cathleen Herbic's comment, February 6, 2014 2:30 PM
This article talks about how the child functioning and well-being is dependent on how the professionals taking care of them deal with their experience. It also says the professionals must have an understanding of traumatic stress. The words "'It's OK'"(Donoghue 150) are repeated multiple times in an attempt to calm Jack down. When Jack makes his first encounter with another human and he is in so much shock that when he tries to just simply say his name "nothing comes out" (Donoghue 143). He slowly adjusts to talking to other people. Jack has always been entirely dependent on Ma. He has started to learn that when Ma can’t be there for him it is okay to trust other people. However, this is difficult for him, with good reason. Only one person in his whole life has had to earn his trust, and he is not used to just giving it out to people he didn’t know existed.
Holly Boxx's comment, February 6, 2014 9:29 PM
Since Jack only knows Room, he struggles when he is opened up to a giant world that he has never known. Even though Jack is content with his life in Room, his five years spent there can be a traumatic experience. He has many difficulties understanding the outside world, and doesn't really enjoy it like of us do. Ma is a lot more excited about being free because she actually had things to miss. Jack didn't know about what he was missing out on, so he doesn't care. As more and more time goes on in the outside world, you can see Jack is getting more used to things, but still has trouble wrapping his mind about simple and ordinary things. One good thing that has come out of this escape, is that Jack is only five. Dr. Clay says that Jack will most likely be able to forget most of what he endured in Room.
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This article talks about malnutrition in children in kindergarten. It relates to Jack because Jack should be in kindergarten based on his age. The article also talks about some factors that affect a childs nutritional state.

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Sara Jessica Gordon's comment, February 13, 2014 9:54 AM
In this world, traumatic situations happen every day. It often affects children the most. When Jack and Ma were in Room, Jack was affected without him even knowing he was being affected. "Malnutrition is significantly associated with living in unsafe neighborhoods and at least one family member having been killed during the past five years" (Hasanain). Jack being both in an unsafe situation and being in such danger with Old Nick, it is surprising to me that he was in as good health as he was. Jack and Ma, being able to make a complete physical recovery is truly a miracle.
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This article shows the mental health outcomes of women who have faced such experiences as Ma. It shows the likelihood of many mental diseases you can acquire after experiencing such a traumatic event like sexual abuse. 

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Emily Hoffman's comment, February 8, 2014 2:55 PM
A person can't be isolated in a room for 7 years and raped repeatedly and not be affected. Ma struggled to adjust when she was free; the fears that haunted her in Room were still present. The doctors said that Jack was young enough to probably forget about the majority of his life in Room. Ma has the ability to move on to a new life even though she has already experienced so much. Ma can contradict the "assumption that more violent rape causes more psychological harm" (Abrahams). Ma can still have hope to be able to live a life worry free.
Parker Kalen's comment, February 17, 2014 10:57 PM
It is obvious the Ma has lot's of depression coming out of Room. She tries to hide this from Jack inside of Room, but it still shows. This fictional situation is not far from the truth. In this study "84.3% (95% CI: 78.1-90.3) women were found to have high levels of depressive symptoms, but lower levels were found among women raped in circumstances in which there was a lesser likelihood of blame such as those raped by strangers rather than intimate partners (Abrahams)". This is Ma's case as well. When she comes out of Room, she attempts suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills, and this is a result of her depression from the situation that is described in the article.
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Sunscreen became important for Jack otside of Room because he's never been exposed to the sun before. This article discusses skin cancer and the benefits it may have as well as it's downfalls. Is sun exposure essential for Jack now that he's out of Room?

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This article describes the effects of solitary confinement on prisoners where human contact doesn't exist. Old Nick holds Ma in confinement for two years before Jack comes. Will those two years, and the five years with just Jack affect Ma long term?

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Demarrius Young's comment, February 5, 2014 1:30 PM
The article "Solitary is cruel and Unusual" talks about the negative effects solitary confinement has on people. This is similar to ROOM because Ma was held in confinement for two years only having social interaction with Old Nick. [Ma] was all sad until [Jack] happened in your tummy (Donoghue 6). But then Jack was born and gave her the social interaction she needed after Jack was born [Ma] mattered. The article stated people who had no previous history of mental illness kept in solitary confinement were developing mental illness (Scientific American 10). Ma was a normal teenager before she was kidnapped and kept in confinement but we see that she often has thoughts of suicide when is is "Gone" because when we see that Ma is "Gone" it's after some type of stressful situation
Bryan Zack's comment, February 7, 2014 12:18 AM
The article “Solitary is Cruel and Unusual” is about the negative effects solitary confinement. Before Jack came along Ma was alone in that small room until “[Jack] happened in [Ma’s] tummy (Donoghue 6). When Jack came “felt saved” (Donoghue 233). Living in solitary confident can be very hard for most and at times people “became violently insane” (Scientific American 10). Although both Ma and Jack had a tough life it must have been much harder for Ma because she knew what they were missing “[Ma] has a big brother called Paul” (Donoghue 93). But Jack has no idea “women aren’t real like Ma is” (Donoghue 20) shows he has no clue what is going on. It also shows “Confinement is not only cruel, it is counterproductive” (Scientific American 10).
Parker Kalen's comment, February 17, 2014 10:48 PM
Human beings were meant to have contact with other humans, if this is taken away the affect it can have on people is tremendous. As stated in the article "Solitary is Cruel and Unusual", "Whatever the reasons, such extreme isolation and sensory deprivation can take a severe, sometimes permanent, toll on emotional and mental health" (Scientific American 10). Ma, has to go through this for 2 whole years, the only contact being Old Nick, who sexually abuses her. We see the toll it takes on Ma when, with the help of Jack, escapes into the outside world. She has a hard time talking to others, and expressing her pain. She eventually tries to take her own life, by overdosing on pain/sleep pills. This is a perfect example of why humans were not meant for solitary confinement.
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This article is about prescription drug abuse and dependence. Ma suffers from prescription drug  dependence which causes her to be "gone" sometimes and may end up killing her.

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Joe Linder's comment, February 4, 2014 2:31 PM
It's safe to say Ma is addicted to the medications she takes because Ma is dependent on them and "dependence is also called an addiction"(RelayHealth). It's no surprise, however that Ma became addicted in the first place. The causes of an addiction include "having constant pain and are easily frustrated, have trouble dealing with stress, or feel like you aren't good enough"(RelayHealth). Ma has constant pain because "'[Old Nick] jumped and twisted [Ma's] wrist'" and it's been constantly in pain along with her bad teeth(Donoghue 97). We know Ma becamed ependent on her pain killers in room because of the pain Old Nk caused her physically and emotionally. She's under a lot of stress until "[Jack] happened in [Ma's] tummy'" (Donoghue 1).
Parker Kalen's comment, February 4, 2014 6:44 PM
Jack sometimes describes Ma as being "Gone". This is when she sleeps for a day or possibly more. This is always scary for Jack to see, because he isn't sure when she is going to wake up. "She won't wake up properly. She's here but not really. She stays in Bed with the pillows on her head" (Donoghue 60). As described in the article "Taking too much or taking them when they are not needed is drug abuse. Prescription drugs that may be abused include:<br>Pain medicines<br>Sleeping pills" (RelayHealth). These are obvious signs that Ma, in the horrible situation she is in, has started to rely on Pain Pills, and possibly sleep meds, to help her get through each day. Somedays she takes more then recommended, and is in a sub- conscious state.
Sara Jessica Gordon's comment, February 13, 2014 10:20 AM
In Room, Ma has days when she cannot get out of bed and do the things that usually matter to her. She depends on Old Nick for the drugs that are helping through a very traumatic situation. Ma uses drugs to help cope with the situation she is in. Jack is used to the situation and does not think much of it when his mom has a day where she can't get out of bed. This is very sad to me that Jack has to grow up in such a bad situation. Then, once Ma overdoses on drugs that when her addiction comes to a head and she even realizes that things need to change.
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This article talks about the stress that is involved with abuse and how that stress can atrribute to later development. Stressful life events have major effects on children. Ma stresses every day about keeping Jack safe and that sense of stress is passed on to Jack, affecting his behaviors in the present and future.

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Andrew Hagemann's comment, February 1, 2014 12:51 PM
The article, Stressful Life Events and Depression Symptoms: The Effect of Childhood Emotional Abuse on Stress Reactivity Emily posted is about abuse and the stress that can come from it. The article states that "Individuals with greater childhood emotional abuse severity experienced greater increases in depressive symptoms"(Stressful Life). This relates to The Room because there was obvious abuse during there stay. The article goes on to mention that through abuse the stress that can come from that can affect a person for longer span. There is lots of signs that Jack gives away that is sure to affect him in the long run. Not only his complete lack of social skill but also his educational, emotional, and physical deficits will be sure to catch up with him in the future. Jack will have a hard time coping in stressful situations because "As a person becomes more sensitized to stress through repeated exposure to childhood abuse, the probability of a depressive reaction to lower level stressful events rises"(Stressful Life). This intern will hinder jacks adjustment ability by a increased amount. Socially jack will have to learn many things like sharing and communicating. Although Jack was never indirect physical abuse the stress that he encountered from listening to his mother being raped will scare him for a long time to come.