This blog will tell the story of Claire and her son Davy; it will give you a window into Claire’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. She isn’t perfect. She will make mistakes. There will be times when people try to help Claire and you will be introduced to some great strategies that have been found to work in preventing mistakes that lead to violence. You will have an opportunity to share your thoughts about whether Claire can find a way out of the violence that has plagued her family for generations. You will have a chance to consider whether there are any steps you might want to take to help prevent interpersonal violence. The people in this blog were created by Dr. Pearl Berman based on her thirty years of experience in the field of child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and exploitation. If there are any similarities between the people discussed in the blog, and actual people who are living or deceased this is coincidental.
The first part of Claire’s story will be posted on January 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST. A new post will occur every M, W, F at 1 p.m. Any comments you want to make about the blog will be very appreciated.