Sharing – Ex-cardinal’s letters to victims show signs of grooming

Sharing – Ex-cardinal’s letters to victims show signs of grooming

This is a fairly educational piece, because the notes, on the surface, don’t seem all that abnormal. But as the article says: But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is a window into the way a predator grooms…

Link – Psychological Persuasion Techniques Used by Sexual Predators

Link – Psychological Persuasion Techniques Used by Sexual Predators

This is an important reason to learn a little psychology. “Recent documentaries and exposes have gone into great detail regarding the charges that have been leveled against these men. Many brave victims have spoken out against these men and their stories have shed light on some of the manipulation techniques which allowed these crimes to…

Link – “Trying to Find a Way to Survive”: Why Some Minors Are Vulnerable to Sex Traffickers

Link – “Trying to Find a Way to Survive”: Why Some Minors Are Vulnerable to Sex Traffickers

Notice also what Megan doesn’t say: “Although survivors come from a wide set of backgrounds, experts say they have one commonality: a vulnerability to exploit, according to Megan Cutter, associate director of the National Human Trafficking Hotline. “Particularly with minors, often what we’re seeing is an adult trafficker who notices maybe someone has run away…

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Links I’m Sharing (weekly)

Guideposts for Surviving a Loved One’s Suicide How to Deal with an Anxiety Attack Stigma: Persevering in the face of negative perception What It Takes to Be an Mental Health Advocate: An Interview With Christina Huff Promoting A Better System Of Care For Mental Health Linked – Protecting your children from online predators and grooming…

Link – How Victims are groomed by Abusive Predators

Link – How Victims are groomed by Abusive Predators

While I usually focus on children being abused I’m not blind to the fact that many adults are as well, and I’m also informed enough to know that some of the same tactics that work to groom children and their families, work on adults too. “People who recover from abusive relationships of any type, including…