The Trigger Points Anthology sheds light on a topic most parenting books never address: what is it like to raise children when you were abused as a child?
With contributions by 21 writers, this anthology and workbook covers the common triggers that arise as parents navigate everything from pregnancy to the teenage years, and helps to let survivors know that they are not alone. This book is a me-too for all the parents working to break the cycle of abuse.
Raising children as an abuse survivor is often a lonely and isolating experience, as the triggers and flashbacks of abuse can be hard for non-survivors to understand. When editors Joyelle Brandt and Dawn Daum were looking for stories of how other parenting survivors coped, and couldn’t find any, they decided that something needed to change.
So together they started an online community specifically for parent survivors, and started collecting essays to create the Trigger Points Anthology–a book where survivors of all forms of childhood abuse could talk about what it is like to be a parent when your own childhood was so traumatic.
- To let survivor parents know that they are not alone, and that what they are experiencing is a perfectly normal reaction for those with a history of childhood trauma.
- To educate health care and social service providers who work with parents about common triggers that arise for survivor parents.
- To help partners and families of abuse survivors understand what we are going through.
The book is available on Amazon.
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