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Ritualistic Abuse

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Washington State University
Hd 300 - child abuse and neglect
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HD 300 1st Edition Lecture 23 Outline of Last Lecture I II III IV V VI VII Medical Team Educational Team Mental Health Professionals Religious Community Legal Team Courts Summary Outline of Current Lecture I Resources II Ritualistic Abuse Definition III Prevalence IV Common Characteristics V Child Outcomes VI Adult Survivors Current Lecture Unit 20a Ritualistic Abuse Resources o White et al study Family therapists Adults reporting some of the things Put together a survey 48 of 50 states reported ritualistic abuse o The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment Vol 1 Chapter 5 Ritualistic Abuse Definition o Abuse linked to religious or supernatural symbols o Activities and symbols used to frighten and intimidate children o Abuse is repeated and or stylized o Used to indoctrinate victim o Used to destroy victim psychologically Prevalence o Difficult to evaluate No agreed on definition Children are often too terrified to disclose Allegations are often met with skepticism and disbelief Often no physical evidence Common Characteristics These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Blood fire and knives Forced to drink blood Drugged Tried up Forced to eat human flesh Forced to eat or drink body waste or semen Given electric shock Urinated and or defecated on Put in coffins sometimes with a corpse Deprived of food Enclosed with insect or snakes Attempted suffocation Held under water Burned Sexually assaulted Witnessed and participated in sexual activity between Adults and children Children and animals Children and corpses Between children Group sex o Witnessed human sacrifice 84 sometimes participated o Some victims used as breeders for sacrificial infants o Physical abuse or torture o Threats of violence or death o Threats with supernatural powers Child Outcomes o Internal and external behavior problems o Persistent fears related to the abuse o PTSD o Psychological and emotional disturbances o Low self esteem o Academic performance is impacted Adult Survivors o Deep psychological problems including Severe depression Dissociate disorders including multiple personality disorder Suicidal ideation and behavior Anxiety attacks PTSD Flashbacks particularly extreme when person was both a victim and a perpetrator Obsessions Impaired self esteem Physical problems including Frequent headaches Chronic abdominal pain o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Blackouts Eating disorders including obesity

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