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  • ISBN: 9781442236905
  • ISBN: 1442236906
  • ISBN: 9781442236882
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 175 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

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Stories of physical abuse -- Making meaning of ... Read More
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"Tens of thousands of children are removed from ... Read More
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Text in English.
Subject: Adult child abuse victims Case studies
Adult child abuse victims Rehabilitation
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse psychology

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Bonded to the Abuser : How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse
Bonded to the Abuser : How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse
by Baker, Amy J. L.; Schneiderman, Mel
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Bonded to the Abuser : How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse

Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a "traumatic bond" with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience "from the inside out."
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