One newspaper reported on the Abbott of Downside’s public apology to historical abuse victims over the weekend. That report is here. The Daily Telegraph updated the blog on this topic, covering some possible innaccuracies in a Times report, which is probably behind the regular paywall by now, so you can read the disputed sections here….
The Saturday 30th June edition of The Guardian has a special feature on sexual abuse committed by police officers, which as usual for this newspaper focuses on women as the victims to the exclusion of the minimum 16 recorded offences against children in their own data. You’ll find the report here and when clicking “download the…
“In attempt to melt away confusion and shame surrounding mental illness, we asked people to describe what their condition feels like in a way that someone who hasn’t experienced it might be able to relate to. While their descriptions were all unique, they all shared one thing: encouraging others to seek help and an eagerness to…
“It’s embarrassing and painful every time he does it. It never gets easier.” First off, kudos to Mr. Wilson for having the courage to do this. Secondly, this is something I’m not sure many survivors understand. Getting up and telling your story can be a powerful thing. It’s necessary because there are still so many…
So, when I see a study like this, I don’t feel defeated, I don’t feel like we are all just broken and doomed to poorer outcomes. I see the possibility that there is room to change this current reality, but it’s going to take changing how we deal with childhood adversity and doing it in an open, honest, and immediate way.
High levels of childhood adversity don’t have to be an early death sentence. We can, and should, intervene early in order to prevent many of these outcomes. We just need the determination and will to make it happen.
Do we have that?
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