This is another article to share with family and friends. The literature is about older males (45 yrs+) with a greater risk of having children with psychiatric issues and academic difficulties, compared to men in younger age groups. You can read the abstract here.
This blog has discussed many forms of abuse during the month of February. Whether someone is currently in an abusive situation, or was able to escape one, GOD (CHRIST) witnessed all of it, and will sort things out on behalf of the abused.
GOD is everywhere, sees everything, and everyone. Rest assured, GOD disciplines disobedience. The day will come when HE confronts the abuser. The latter will have to answer the former. There are always spiritual ramifications set into place towards people with heinous behaviors. The abuser won’t escape. GOD is loving and has the final word on everything.
It’s important for the abused to understand another factor: It’s one thing to be a victim of abuse, quite another to play the victim. The latter discourages the ability to recognize positive opportunities when they knock. If therapy is required, continue on that road. Lead a life filled with purpose. Don’t allow abuse to hinder the future. Don’t allow any of it to define personhood.
May the rest of life’s journey be filled with absolute goodness and calm.
The American Psychological Association has material regarding how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Self-Regulatory Therapy are more effective alternative treatments, compared to typical drug therapy and surgery for individuals experiencing chronic pain. You can read more here.
Dr. Peel, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Patient Privacy Rights, gave a recent interview with C- Span about the millions of entities which have access to “electronic patient records”. This means therapists who made earlier, honest, attempts to provide the securest environment for their patients’ records, still have a major difficulty to contend with. Physicians can anticipate similar patient confidentiality issues as well.
You can learn more about Patient Privacy Rights here.
…a belated Happy Birthday, President Reagan!
From the Huffington Post today:
Many artists, before they became famous, experienced issues similar to those within the general population. An example is Country Music singer and lyricist Hunter Hayes being a target of bullying when he was younger.
His song Invisible could become an anthem for those suffering.
Hunter Hayes Reveals His Bullying Past
Hunter Hayes – Invisible (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
Warning: Graphic images
It’s an epidemic and becoming worse every year. Young people being harassed, threatened, humiliated, reputations questioned, destroyed. The targets frequently take matters into their own hands through violent means, while others commit suicide.
Between the Cracks “…show the devastating factors that can exist with children who are bullied and find no help from adults” (Epp Films, 2013, Dec. 6). Parents and children are encouraged to see the film together at festivals scheduled this year. Additional information about the film can be read here.
The following is the trailer:
Epp Films. (2013, December 6). Between the Cracks Trailer Teaser. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVDWquCqYw
How many times have we heard about underage females becoming intoxicated at social functions, passing out, and then being raped, videotaped by the perpetrators, with those images placed out on social media which further humiliate them? Too often. No one has the right to take advantage of them, and they have no right placing themselves in dangerous situations.
Parents have to speak to their children beginning at a young age (five) regarding appropriate behaviors, and those which aren’t. Girls cannot afford to walk around with an ignorance about opportunities where someone can rob them of their dignity. Boys have to learn to respect females and not even consider violating them in any manner whatsoever. Conversations have to be ongoing throughout before, and after, they enter university. The authoritarian parental approach may be required for this purpose to scare them into understanding they will not shame themselves, nor the family.