Episode 11: Understanding the Complex Impact of Child Grooming

Episode Description:

In today’s episode, I respond to a community member’s question about the self-blame that arises through the grooming process.

I address the erroneous idea that survivors bear any responsibility for the acts perpetrated against them.

Throughout this episode, I explain the different ways a perpetrator manipulates a victim into thinking that she/he is also a participant thus making the victim feel shame.

Let's continue these courageous conversations to end the stigma and culture of victim-blaming. Together we heal. ❤️

Watch the video about multiple perpetrators HERE

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This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

Episode Notes:

-The podcast discusses how childhood trauma survivors often take on responsibility for the trauma.

-Peggy addresses a question about grooming and how it can create a sense of responsibility.

-Perpetrators manipulate survivors into feeling chosen and special, using their desire to feel special to make them believe they are involved in the abuse.

-Survivors may be given false choices or receive gifts, leading them to blame themselves for participating in the abuse.

-The podcast emphasizes that survivors are not at fault for any actions they took during the abuse, as they were only focused on survival and lacked real control or choice.

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