JStandard's Miryam Wahrman Covers Jewish Domestic Abuse and Child Abuse

A strong and self-confident social group polices and criticizes its own shortcomings. Teaneck's JStandard science editor Dr. Miryam Wahrman writes about Jewish domestic abuse and child abuse. Those are sad realities in every ethnic and religious community. These two important articles will raise consciousness and save people from actual misery in the Jewish community.
Confessions and warnings. Project S.A.R.A.H. addresses domestic abuse
...“There’s an enormous shift in the Jewish community, from being in denial that these problems existed in the Jewish community to really wanting to create a safer climate for families,” explained East. “People don’t have to live with abuse. Kids can keep themselves safer.”

Some of the support mechanisms for families provided by the agency include the Shalom Task Force hotline, opportunities for counseling, and the training of professionals in the community. “Abuse is a complex matter, with legal ramifications, financial issues,” said East, explaining that attorneys, physicians, and rabbis can all help families in crisis...more...
The second article is here:
Confessions and warnings. A ‘toolbox’ for dealing with sexual abuse

A new book, “Breaking the Silence: Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community” (Ktav), addresses the disturbing, complex, and mostly hidden issue of child abuse in Orthodox Jewish communities.

In the Jewish community, “there’s a sense of secrecy, a sense of shame, as it contradicts the values of the community,” said Dr. David Pelcovitz, the book’s co-editor with David Mandel...more...

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