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Ok, I may have shared this ad on my our blog before. I dont know if I did. But I thought I would do it again, because number one I work with kids, number two I think its an important message about the devastating effects of abuse, especially emotional abuse, number 3 because I and we are abuse survivors ourselves. Children definitely believe what they are told. We did. This ad is the irish society for the prevention of cruelty to childrens 2012 campaign to help the Irish public, and the public at large understand the devastating effects of emotional abuse and how it impacts a child. The child in this video is just an actress, but boy did she do a good job. This is the TV ad and there is also a separate radio ad also. As some of you may or may not know, childline is the…

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One evening this week I witnessed one of the most powerful things I’ve seen in my life. To protect the individuals, I will be skimpy on details….

It all started several weeks ago, when I met a young woman through a mutual friend, whom I vaguely remember ‘meeting’ many years ago. Because of our age difference, she was ‘but a child’ and I was an adult, so there was no interaction, that I recall.

We met at a restaurant for dinner, as perfect strangers, and spent almost six hours talking, listening, and exploring her story. As she shared, raw pain spilled out, and, with it, the guilt over having suffered less than others in her life, and yet suffering deep trauma. She felt lost and alone.  Abandoned and rejected. Always had.

The three most traumatic…

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