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The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim

The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim | Child Sexual Abuse Prevention | Scoop.it
“ The extraordinary story of Ruzwana Bashir: the Oxford-educated entrepreneur brought up in a British-Pakistani community shares her own story to tear down the wall of silence around the exploitation of Asian girls”
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Family safety guide: Protect your child against sexual abuse

Family safety guide: Protect your child against sexual abuse | Child Sexual Abuse Prevention | Scoop.it
“No parent wants to think about it, but it's important to make sure your child understands appropriate and inappropriate touching.”
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The author makes 5 pithy points on how to keep your child safe -simple and effective!
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Child Abuse & Neglect Linked to Adult Health Risks | Psych Central ...

Child Abuse & Neglect Linked to Adult Health Risks | Psych Central ... | Child Sexual Abuse Prevention | Scoop.it
“Emerging research show childhood abuse and lack of parental affection can have long-lasting effects. In fact, investigators say the emotional and physical.”
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Children who reported higher amounts of parental warmth and affection in their childhood had lower multisystem health risks. The researchers also found a significant interaction of abuse and warmth, so that individuals reporting low levels of love and affection and high levels of abuse in childhood had the highest multisystem risk in adulthood.
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The Cycle of Child Abuse and How to End It

The Cycle of Child Abuse and How to End It | Child Sexual Abuse Prevention | Scoop.it
Empathy Empathy plays a very big role in the cycle of abuse. If you are traumatized and you haven’t started to heal your inner wounds, the chances are that you lack empathy – for yourself, and, by extent, for others. Such person is disconnected from his or her true emotions and lack awareness. There’s no empathy for yourself and no real emotional connection with your personal history and your child-self. And therefore you feel no empathy for children – both for real children and inner children in grownups. And you lack awareness of what’s really going on in you and around you. Thus it’s not surprising that such person will unconsciously – and sometimes even consciously – hurt children.
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Well written article on how our unprocessed trauma perpetuates the cycle of abuse. Peter Levine's work on this would be a good read too.
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malika bourne's curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:57 PM

It is dificult to understand how people can abuse children. Knowing that abusers may not have the same emotions as the rest of us never means we condone abuse.