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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 11:36 AM

Been thinking a lot about abusive families

My own family was fine. My alcoholic mother was functional, not abusive. Just emotionally absent.

But imagine having to stay home with an abusive parent during this time. I cannot. I ache for all the kids out there who regularly escape their homes and physical and emotional abuse, who are now stuck at home in a high-stress environment.

Not sure anything can be done, but it's an unaddressed pressure cooker.

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Reply Been thinking a lot about abusive families (Original post)
Shanti Mama Mar 2020 OP
MLAA Mar 2020 #1
TEB Mar 2020 #5
MLAA Mar 2020 #8
JenniferJuniper Mar 2020 #2
MyOwnPeace Mar 2020 #3
Brainfodder Mar 2020 #4
kimbutgar Mar 2020 #6
handmade34 Mar 2020 #7

Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 11:48 AM

1. You make an excellent point.

And with added financial stress of layoffs abuse will likely increase. 💕 to all in such a situation.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

5. My heart aches for these children

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Response to TEB (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. Me too, TEB, me too.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. My neighbor was arrested yesterday

don't know the details, but before they took him out, his (tiny) 18 year old son who is home from his freshman year in college was loaded into an ambulance. He was walking but holding his nose/face.

Scary times for kids and partners of abusers.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:01 PM

3. Something many don't think about

when schools are in session - the "safe harbor" that the schools offer to children from abusive homes.
Good thing to remind us of at this point in time - perhaps a "neighborhood watch" kinda' thing would be worth thinking about. If you suspect that there could be a problem......................

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

4. I was expecting Sacklers, Kochs, and Murdochs?

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:06 PM

6. I work sometimes in a special needs class and there are certain kids who get defiant

And donít want to get ready to go home. I see them resisting and when their parents pick them up I know why. Other times in regular Ed in class discussions you hear things that kids tell about their parents and I worry about them now. I am a mandated reporter and have reported concerns for things that are obvious. Other kids suffer from parents being on their phones or gaming when they get home from work and ignoring them.

We are going to see an increase in child and spousal abuse the more this evolves.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:06 PM

7. ...

your post sure strikes a cord for me... certainly school is a refuge for many and my heart breaks for them

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