OVERCOMING SHAME AND ADVERSITY
Many times, after I have spoken about technology and sexual exploitation at an event both men and women will contact me and share that they had been sexually violated as a child. This is far more common than most of us realize. Most of these individuals have gone on in their lives and have become successful professionals, parents and citizens. But they secretly carry the self- image of having been violated, of fearing they are less than.
Psychologists will tell us that shame is often generational. Children and teens will absorb shame-based behaviors from their parents making them much more likely to become victims of physical or virtual sexual exploitation. When we internalize an inferiority, it will be difficult to find a sense of worth and identity.
Join us Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00am PST on Voice America Variety Channel or access the archived show on ExploitedCrimes.com as we explore the impact of how a parent handles shame and adversity.
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RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:
- Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse Through Self-Compassion
- A Brief Guide to Unprocessed Childhood Toxic Shame
- How to Support Your Child After Sexual Abuse