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Family Dynamics of Incest - Part 4

I am now going to talk about two types of mothers in incestuous households: the woman who is a nonparticipant and the other who engages in incest herself.[1] They both are guilty of profound neglect and abuse. To actually commit these acts of omission and commission involves a level of unbelievable denial and lack of any human regard for their children.

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Family Dynamics of Incest - Part 3

Listed below is a description of four types of men who engage in incest. I have described how this may stimulate the son after witnessing his father’s incestuous behavior (read Sibling Incest) but the discussion below describes the father’s personality traits and behaviors.[1]

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Dissociative Disorders - Part 10

The political and sociological events and movements that I mentioned in my previous posts provided an acknowledgement of the hidden epidemic of child abuse and its link to posttraumatic and dissociative symptoms. Another such event was the Vietnam War. Despite the unpopularity of that conflict with much of the American people, it could not be denied that many of the young men who returned from battle were changed forever. As a result, the concepts of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)(formerly known as “shell shock” or “war neurosis” during previous wars) were further elucidated and defined.1

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Conquering Incest

Diane Champé’s autobiography Conquering Incest: My Life as a Trauma Survivor has received rave reviews. Listed below is what people are saying about the book. It is available online at

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Juvenile Sex Offenders – Part 3

Studies of families of children who have engaged in sexually aggressive behavior reveal they tended to be characterized as dysfunctional, evidencing high rates of parental separation, domestic violence, substance abuse, highly sexualized environments (e.g., exposing children to sexual activity, pornography, and both covert and overt sexual abuse), unsatisfactory role models, poor parent-child relationships, parental histories of childhood abuse and so on.1 The evidence points to family interactions as a primary source of the problem.