Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Indicators of Sexual Abuse – Child Matters

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/85/learn-about-child-abuse/recognise-the-signs/sexual-abuse There may also be indicators in a child’s behaviour that could indicate sexual abuse. Some examples of this in young children are: Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge Comments such as “I’ve got a secret”, or “I don’t like Uncle” Fire lighting by boys Fear of certain places eg

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Group therapy is ideal for dealing with “Wanting to Be Liked”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-kids-call-the-shots/201702/how-wanting-be-liked-gets-you-rejected Rather than being genuine, you labor to create an image that you think people will find appealing. In the process, you compromise your authentic self, gradually becoming less honest, less natural, less “you.” The more you hustle for approval, the less others feel at ease with you. They sense something counterfeit

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Dehumanization is a mental loophole..

that allows us to dismiss other people’s feelings https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dehumanization&action=edit&section=1 Behaviorally, dehumanization describes a disposition towards others that debases the others' individuality as either an "individual" species or an "individual" object, e.g. someone who acts inhumanely towards humans. As a process, it may be understood as the opposite of personification, a figure

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Psychologist: Kiwis ‘triggered’ to get help by Michael Jackson doco Leaving Neverland

New Zealand Herald: Psychologist: Kiwis 'triggered' to get help by Michael Jackson doco Leaving Neverland. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12212241 A New Zealand psychologist says there's been a marked increase in the number of patients seeking help following the airing of controversial sexual abuse documentary Leaving Neverland. The two-part documentary aired in New Zealand on Sunday and

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Grooming less of an individual but a whole culture

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/08/michael-jackson-groom-entire-culture And the prominence of these men, across different worlds and eras, has traditionally been a part of their camouflage. It seemed to me, after watching Leaving Neverland, that the biggest grooming project was less of any one individual than of a culture as a whole. Most of us are primed

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Watch “Oprah Winfrey Full Interview ‘Leaving Neverland’ Michael Jackson Accusers” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/_aWjKDih1G8 https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018685882/dan-reed-leaving-neverland-should-not-stop-jackson-s-music "It's sad to say it and it's horrific to say it but they were enjoying the attention and they felt that they had a very precious and special relationship with their abuser.  "He was kind and the kindness that he displayed I think sort of still resonates and you know the

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Depression: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/06/15/the-strategies-that-science-actually-shows-are-effective-for-depression/#3b885c235117 This is an interesting form of therapy, which has undergone a lot of changes in recent decades, as some schools of thought within the field have moved away from Freud’s legacy. This type of therapy is longer-term and often multiple times per week. The aim of psychoanalysis is to help

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Vanity Fair: “Especially for male victims”, he said, “it has to be on their terms”

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/03/10-undeniable-facts-about-the-michael-jackson-sexual-abuse-allegations Both Robson and Safechuck previously testified under oath that Jackson never touched them, but there is good reason to believe they are telling the truth now. Ron Zonen, a prosecutor in the 2005 trial who has tried many sex-abuse cases, told me he understood why Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck came

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