June 2000Vol. 1, No. 4Resolving Childhood Trauma: A Long-Term Study of Abuse Survivors
For 12 years, researcher Catherine Cameron followed the lives of 51 adult female survivors of sexual abuse and recorded their healing processes. In Resolving Childhood Trauma: A Long-Term Study of Abuse Survivors, she shows how research into one form of trauma can benefit another by drawing parallels between incest, natural disasters, and other human atrocities.
Cameron's study focused on female survivors affected by varying degress of amnesia. She explores such questions as:
- What was it about the childhood sexual abuse that led to amnesia?
- What impact did the amnesia have on long-term consequences and recovery?
The stories chronicled encompass all aspects of trauma, including remembering the abuse and confronting their abusers.
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