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Roseanne’s Accusations and Retraction Hurt Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Well, it didn’t take long for the media to incorrectly imply that Roseanne’s original incest accusations were encouraged or implanted by a therapist. Several news agencies, websites, and Blogs are erroneously reporting that Roseanne said on Oprah that her memories … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Smart Traumatized? Maybe, Maybe Not

I ran this article about a year ago under a different title. This version has a few revisions: I am not into being socially correct, and if questioning someone’s account of something, and pointing out evidence that contradicts that account, … Continue reading

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Harvard Psychologist Says Children Are Not Always Abused “Against Their Will”

In this interview on Salon.com, the author of the highly criticized “The Trauma Myth,” Susan Clancy says: “The idea of repression ultimately hurts victims. It reinforces the notion that sexual abuse is and should be a traumatic experience when it … Continue reading

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

Psychologist and associate at Harvard University, Susan A. Clancy, proposes in her new book that it is not the sexual abuse itself that causes trauma, but “the narrative that is later imposed on the abuse experience.” She writes in a … Continue reading

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It Damn Well Has to Do With Sex!

What do we know about the Burrell “Ed” Mohler case? It is being reported that almost all of Mohler’s children believe the grandchildren’s claims of incest against their grandfather, Ed Mohler. We know that police found incest pornography in the … Continue reading

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Peeling Away the Layers of Trauma, Shame and Sex With Children: Part Three in a Series

There are numerous psychological dynamics connected to child sexual abuse and incest. Many people think that the sexual touching or rapes are the only aspect of sexual abuse. Other people think that none of it is any big deal. They … Continue reading

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Former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur, Paralyzed by Incest: Part Two in a Series

Part two in my discussion continues in my ongoing effort to educate people about how truly devastating child sexual abuse -especially incest- can be on the victim and the adult survivor. Former Miss America, Marilyn Van derbur, was sexually abused … Continue reading

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