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TOPIC TITLE: child abuse and addiction
Created On 3/20/06 11:29 AM
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bf
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3/20/06 11:33 AM
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sorry, i pressed enter before writing anything. I am wondering if anyone knows of any books for young children to explain addiction and also to explain abuse and that it is not their fault. My son is 7 and is very angry and confused about things going on in his life. I would appreciate any advice especially from people who have been in this situation. thanks in advance
 
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Debbi
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3/22/06 9:12 AM
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hi bf,

I read your other post about the problem with your therapists.

First of all, it sounds as though you are in a really difficult situation. A single mother having the responsibilty of taking care of a seven year old is not easy under normal circumstances.

Was you ex husband the person who abused your son? I don't know if you want to share the details, but if you are referring to S. abuse then I imagine the ramifications are on a whole different level.

Unfortunately I have personal experience with this type of abuse at such a tender age. Therefore when I hear how much you care about your child, and that you are taking responsibilty for his growth and healing, I know that your son will be okay.
The reason why I am still dealing with the repucussions of the abuse 28 odd years beyond the actual occurence is because I did not have the presence of a mother (like you) or another adult in my life to explain what was happening, and to help me deal with the trauma.

Just the fact that you are taking him to a therapist and looking for literature to help him, is a HUGE step, one which I doubt many people would have the courage to do.
I really commend you! You are doing a wonderful job. And its not easy.

Just remember that the fact that you are talking to your son, explaining things to him, acknowledging his pain, fears, anxiety is often all that needs to be done, outside of therapy.

Be strong, and write back to let me know how things are going.
take good care.
debbi
 
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frumtherapist
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3/22/06 5:27 PM
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I posted a response on another section, but here is another thought: it would be helpful if you can find an individual therapist who specializes in addiction treatment and works with young children... the addiction issues, depending on your son's exposure to the behaviors and his current knowledge, can play a big role in his struggles. I suggest you contact RELIEF.
 
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