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1. IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN
2. WARNING SIGNS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN
1. Symptoms - Observable Behavior
3. INCEST OR CHILD ABUSE
2. Profile Of Offender
4. SEQUENCE OF ABUSE
IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN
Many parents minimize or deny the presence of children while
the mothers are
being assaulted. However, interviews with children of battered women reveal
that they have seen, and heard, and can describe detailed accounts of violent
behavior that their mother or father never realized they had witnessed.
Reports by battered mothers show that 87% of children witness
the abuse. Of
children who witness their mothers being abused by their fathers, 40% suffer
anxiety, 48% suffer depression, 53% act out with their parents, and 60% act out
These children also suffer poor health, low self-esteem, poor
sleeping difficulties, and feelings of powerlessness. They are at high risk for
alcohol and drug use, sexual acting out, running away from home, isolation,
loneliness, fear, and suicide.
More that 50% of child abductions result from domestic violence.
lives are frequently disrupted by moves to escape domestic violence. They lose
considerable school time; flee home without books, money, or changes of
clothing; and live in the family car when shelters are unavailable.
Since school records are not protected by law, violent fathers
records to track down the mothers or kidnap the children. As a result, many
children of battered women are kept out of school for security reasons.
Children worry that their mothers will get seriously hurt or
their fathers will
go to jail. These thoughts weigh most heavily on a child's mind during school
hours when the child is not home. This constant anxiety does not allow them to
pay attention to their studies.
Children who live with domestic violence may also have a difficult
relating to their peers. In some cases where the battered mother is isolated,
socializing has not been modeled at home.
It is not uncommon for children to feel guilty for having fun.
don't want to leave their battered mother alone. Children experience guilt
about the good feelings they may have about their abuser.
Embarrassment is not an uncommon feeling, especially for teenagers.
They may be
reluctant to invite friends to their house for fear that a violent incident
Because children of violent homes live with such uncertainty,
they may feel
that life will continue to be unpredictable, and therefore, they worry about
their future. They may give up hope and decide it is not worthwhile to set
goals or learn self-control.
If intervention does not occur, these children's feeling of
accountability, guilt, grief, and embarrassment will begin to take command of
WARNING SIGNS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN
(A Door Of Hope)
Symptoms - Observable Behavior
1. Fear of specific persons or situations / strangers. Child
she doesn't want to go to grandpa's house or shies away when around strangers.
2. Nightmares. Usually has dreams of helplessness - trying
to run away but
3. Withdrawal (social or emotional). Stays in room; isolates
self; is sullen:
Just leave me alone.
4. Bed wetting / change in sleep patterns. Says, Mom, I had
an accident, or I
5. Personality change. Outgoing child who was a leader type
change in school performance.
6. Loss of appetite. I'm not hungry.
7. Unprovoked crying spells. Bursts into tears when significant
parent goes on
routine errands and leaves child, i.e., Please, Mommy don't leave me.
8. Clinging to significant adult. Stays in close proximity;
9. Excessive washing / baths. Talks of being dirty, feels dirty.
10. Poor self-image / low self-esteem. Increases negative self-incriminations
I'm no good. I can't do anything right, etc.
11. Changes in type of fantasy play. Expresses extreme victimization
12. Fear of being alone. Please, Mommy, stay with me. Don't
turn out the light.
13. Refusal to go to school. expresses dislike; doesn't want
to go see friends.
I just want to stay home with you.
14. Running away. Retreats to safe ;family. I don't like it
15. Attempt to control environment / fear of unknown. Wants
excessive environment; often becomes extremely anxious over unknown aspects of
life. What if our house catches on fire? Or, Mommy, I'm afraid.
16. Early sexual precociousness. Practices excessive masturbation;
sexually explicit words and gestures inappropriate for age.
One or even two of these symptoms are not indicative of sexual
combination of several (four or more) might indicate a need for parental
INCEST OR CHILD ABUSE
(Freeing Your Mind)
1. As A Child: fear, helplessness, inferiority, blame and guilt,
nightmares, hiding away, asthma.
2. As A Teen: early rebellion, acute depression, looking downward,
worthless, talk of suicide, running away, promiscuity, prostitution.
3. As An Adult: gaps in memory, perfectionism, sacrificial
work, lack of faith
in GOD, repeated victimization, overweight, nightmares, flashbacks, migraines,
4. As A Wife: poor choice of mates, accepting of abuse, frigidity,
anger, abusive to children, controlling, lack of emotion, lack of trust,
Profile Of Offender
The offender is usually a victim himself; was probably abused
as a child. The
offender exhibits rigid, religious, legalistic and high morals. Is lonely and
remote, convincing in denial, quiet, well-mannered and withdrawn. Believes in
obedient children and subordination of women. Keeps children close to home.
See Complete Symptom List in back of book.
SEQUENCE OF ABUSE
(Deeper Insights Into The Illuminati Formula)
The experience of sexual abuse should be analyzed in relation
to four trauma-
causing factors: sexual traumatization, betrayal, powerlessness and
stigmatization. The preschool child who is a victim of sexual abuse is at risk
of severe levels of trauma. As with incest, the preabuse situation in which the
child has trusted an adult who then accosts that child creates great emotional
and cognitive confusion. It engenders strong feeling of betrayal when the child
comes to recognize that this person did do something bad to him or her and that
mother and father did nothing to stop it. Parents noticed the following changes
in their children: vaginal discharge, genital soreness, rashes, fear of the
dark, sleep disturbances, nightmares and sexually provocative language. The
children exhibited radical changes in behavior, including temper outbursts,
sudden mood shifts, and poor impulse control. These responses highlight the
second salient feature of the children's trauma: their sense of powerlessness.
The full cycle is trauma, terror and rage.
National Domestic Violence Hotline, Texas Council on Family
Violence, Austin, TX
A Door Of Hope by Jan Frank
Freeing Your Mind by Fred and Florence Littauer
Deeper Insights Into The Illuminati Formula by Fritz Springmeier and Cisco Wheeler, 1630 Stella Rd., Longview, WA 98632
Lily of the Valley Ministries, Alexandria, LA
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