Two Points to Ponder Regarding Child Abuse & Neglect: The Smallest Kindness Helps

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Millions of children are abused and neglected each year in the United States. Most of these children not only do not go on to perpetrate abuse and neglect themselves but a large percentage appear to do as well and sometimes better than children who were not abused and neglected. This suggests naturally occurring processes that help some children do well despite adversities. They have shown resilience, or capacities to cope with, adapt to, and overcome the effects of abuse and neglect.

Research and theory suggest that children who do well under difficult circumstances have at least one parent who is emotionally available to the children and provides the safety and security that children require to show resilience. Typically these parents not only have capacities for secure attachments, but they also have supportive relationships with other people, have good judgment, good capacities for keeping themselves on an even keel emotionally, and…

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One response to “Two Points to Ponder Regarding Child Abuse & Neglect: The Smallest Kindness Helps

  1. Thank you for the reblog. We have to work together and provide some guidelines for what people of good will can do.

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