With social media opening the eyes to the world about issues that were previously unknown to others, it has been normalized to those who in the past used to suffer silently. One of those issues is abuse. That word is now not just an issue of human interest, but it has become politicized too. Abuse of all types has also evolved into sociopolitical attitudes.
Regardless of what anyone says, and regardless of who the victim is…Abuse has a powerful effect on the victim, not just while the abuse is going on, but even after the perpetrator is no longer in the victim’s life. When an individual is abused, life does not go back to normal for the victim. Every aspect of what the victim will be doing or choosing to do after the abuse is over will be influenced by what she or he has endured.
Baila Sebrow producer and host of The Definitive Rap Show sat down with Esther Goldstein, a licensed clinical trauma specialist who holds a passion for helping others find and achieve true healing to discuss types of abusive situations; domestic abuse, child abuse, abuse of power in various situations, assaults, etc.
Esther talked about abuse prevalent in society today, the symptoms a person exhibits while in the midst of abuse, and the type of symptoms one would would see in a person after the abuse has ended.
She explained the treatment a victim of abuse would need in order to heal.
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Baila Sebrow is an acclaimed journalist, inspirational international speaker, and 5TJT columnist who hosted numerous radio and Cable TV shows, including Insight/Israel. Baila is also an educator, and active on many human rights and political causes. Baila is the Founder and President of Neshoma Advocates, Inc., servicing children and families at-risk. She is also a world renowned matchmaker and relationship coach, and president of Baila Sebrow Events, LLC. She has been been featured in various publications, including The New York Times.