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Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you
     

Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you

by Laura S. Brown Ph. D., Laura S. Brown
 
Your Turn is the first book for adults who were abused and maltreated by older family members who are now faced with the aging and death of those abusive elders. This book discusses the reasons that this normal life passage has become especially difficult for adult survivors, drawing on psychological research about the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment. It

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Your Turn is the first book for adults who were abused and maltreated by older family members who are now faced with the aging and death of those abusive elders. This book discusses the reasons that this normal life passage has become especially difficult for adult survivors, drawing on psychological research about the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment. It then addresses how adult survivors can move through this time of time and make it into an opportunity for their own healing. Specific suggestions for self-care and strategies for decision-making are presented. An extensive list of written and on-line resources on a variety of related topics is included in the book. Your Turn is the only book that speaks to the special concerns of adult survivors of childhood maltreatment who are at this juncture in their lives.

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Publishers Weekly
04/22/2013
Clinical psychologist Brown targets a little-known counseling niche in this disturbing yet gripping study. She estimates one of three girls and one of four boys from the baby boomer generation were sexually abused before age 18—mostly by family members. In an ironic reversal of roles, many of those abused wind up caring for those elderly abusers. The difficulties these caretakers must address include cultural background, gender expectations, and economic necessity, as well as crippling memories. Brown hints at the range of psychological traumas such abuse victims grapple with and avoids prescribing universal recommendations. Her two imperatives, obvious though they seem, resonate: abusive adults are the sole parties at fault and victims choosing to offer assistance must practice self-compassion and boldly consider their own emotional well-being first. But Brown does not pretend that any bromides compensate for detailed individual analysis; indeed, the variety of reactions that an abuser's death can evoke in victims illustrates the complexities of the human psyche. These alone should reward the reader seeking general understanding. Readers with abuse in their families should find abundant ground for reflection and, hopefully, a healthier life.%08

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478274186
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/13/2012
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
637,412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Laura S Brown, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Seattle who has spent the bulk of her career working with adult survivors of childhood trauma and maltreatment. She has published 10 books for professionals, and was the featured therapist in two American Psychological Association videos on treatment of adult survivors of childhood trauma. She practices clinical and forensic psychology in Seattle WA, and is the founder and director of a low-fee training clinic serving adult survivors. In her spare time she is a student of the martial art Aikido.

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