For First Time Visitors

If you are a first time visitor to this blog, I invite you to start from the beginning, especially if you are unfamiliar with the potential emotional impact of long-term child abuse.

Trigger caution to unhealed survivors!

Understanding the Incomprehensible

Children of incest or long-term sexual abuse grow up to be wounded adults with complicated emotional issues. Unfortunately, some symptoms are misinterpreted or often dismissed as "crazy", only serving to maintain a tormented victim status. We, as a society, have the power to change this dynamic. Each of us can make a difference.

Aug 27, 2008

Another reason to know DID

We, as a society, need to understand dissociation for more than helping the victims. The people who best know dissociation are pedophiles. They know it, they use it, they exploit it. This issue is addressed in a related blog, The Dirtiest Secret Behind Child Abuse.

It will take one community at a time coming together for education and coordination to begin to squelch what lies at the core of organized pedophilia, kiddie porn, child sex rings, and beyond. Feel free to print out the main blog post and pass it along to community leaders in law enforcement, health care, social services, and education. For now, referring people to the link and having handouts might lead to a town meeting or other productive forum. The good guys of this world, starting at a grassroots level, need to scream loud enough for the communities to work as a whole.

Child abuse comes disguised as many things. Let's not let the labels placed on the abuse environment stop us from the greater issue that children are being preyed on and their dissociation used to the advantage of the bad guys. If we don't understand dissociation, we are lacking in the best weapon we need--understanding the pedophile mindset. We cannot begin to defend against their tactics let alone take an offensive position to put a stop to their disguised pedophile gatherings without knowing how they think and how they operate.

Most people can't imagine that people intentionally hurt children. It's a tough truth. As long as we choose to ignore that unfathomable mindset, they win. The Dirtiest Secret blog addresses these issues.

I suggest feeling comfortable with the concept of dissociation here (as a protection for a traumatized child's overwhelmed mind) before venturing onto this disturbing issue ignored by most of the nation. It is impossible, in my opinion, to comprehend the greater perspective of how our children are being exploited without first grasping the basics. Much more information can be found in provided resources if you care to absorb the topic of dissociation in much greater detail. My intention for this blog is to help people get a jump start on understanding a very complex trauma response to long-term early childhood abuse.