Monday, April 7, 2014

Child Broken by Sara Niles: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Broken by Sara Niles
Broken families tend to create broken children. 
I worked for almost a decade for a domestic violence agency, and during that time I came in contact with children who were severely damaged by the trauma they experienced during their short lives. The cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of child development can be altered by trauma; and in extreme trauma that also includes betrayal and abandonment, children can be reduced to an almost animal-like state.
In a Child Broken, taken from Out of the Maelstrom, such a case is presented:

"We all assumed that the boys and their mother would relax and become friendlier after a few days, but what we did not know was the extent and duration of the torturous life these two boys had lived, the kind of life that can make an animal out of an innocent child" 
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