About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Adoptive Parental Abuse Spanning A Lifetime "Historical Trauma Adopted Child"

ADOPTEE RAGE!

"Historical Trauma" Parental Abuse Over One's Lifetime.
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Historical trauma (HT), in social work, refers to cumulative emotional and psychological wounding of a child, exceeding over an individual lifespan and across generations, caused by significant group traumatic experiences. The historical trauma response (HTR) is a constellation of features in reaction to this trauma.
The HTR may include substance abuse as a vehicle for attempting to numb the pain associated with trauma. The HTR often includes other types of self-destructive behavior, suicidal thoughts and gestures, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, and difficulty recognizing and expressing emotions. Associated with HTR is historical unresolved grief that accompanies the trauma.
Historical trauma is an example of intergenerational trauma. For example, a pattern of maternal abuse and abandonment of a child at a young age might be seen across three generations. Significant original research on the mechanisms of transmission of intergenerational violent trauma has been done by Daniel Schechter. His work builds on pioneers in this field such as: Judith Kestenberg, Dori Laub, Selma Fraiberg, Alicia Lieberman, Susan CoatesCharles Zeanah, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Yael Danieli, Rachel Yehuda and others. Schechter's work has included the study of experimental interventions that may lead to changes of trauma-associated mental representations that can help halt the intergenerational cycles of violence.
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Below is a Promo for the Social Worker-Who is not trained to implement therapy.
Treatment of HT must repair connections with others, self-image, values and beliefs. It takes the forms of individual counseling or therapy, spiritual help, and group or entire community gatherings are all important aspects of the healing process. It aims at renewal of hope, positive self-image and spiritual beliefs, renewal of family connections, and reaffirming one's place in the human community.
Q. How can this model be applied when three generations of abusers refuse to acknowledge that any abuse exist?
FACT. Social workers are not required to become "Adoption Issue" certified psycho therapist. 

Treatment  (For those living in a perfect world)
Particular attention is given to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients, who include individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
It depends on the social worker's understanding of cultural diversity, history, culture, and contemporary realities of clients.
Disclaimer:
Social Workers are not licensed and trained doctors of psychology who have specific training in "Adoption", "Child Abuse" or "Adopted Children" and "Adopted Child Centered Issues" beyond Adoption alone. The Adoption related Issues takes special specific training (up-to-date) certifications.
Most Internet Advertising of Counselors or therapists lists psychotherapists who are unqualified to treat adopted children. The specific venue of psychotherapy for adopted children and adult adoptees, is training that is highly specific to the adoptee adult and child... Adoptive parents, different training, biological parents involved in adoption...very specific training. No One-fits-all therapist can produce any positive effects and may discount the adoptee's feelings and compound the damage that already exists. Find a therapist trained on the specific field of study.
It is not easy as there are very few.