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By Michael J. Salamon PhD

In this consultant, psychologist Michael Salamon deals definitions of abuse and describes symptoms that are supposed to illustrate to mom and dad, academics, and college officers that abuse could be happening. simple information regarding on hand tools of therapy is equipped and the original cultural stipulations within the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that make prevention and therapy so tricky is mentioned.

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The Guidelines for reporting in the United States are primarily based on Federal Legislation (The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 USCA – 5106g as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act 2003) as interpreted and amended by each State. ” Based on these guidelines most states group abuse into four general categories: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. Some states include abandonment and substance abuse. Physical abuse is often the most easily observed form of maltreatment.

Benzion Twerski reportedly resigned because of several threats against his family. Most prominently, Rabbi Dr. Twerski was quoted as saying, “My married children had been told to fear ever getting shidduchim for their children” (JTA 2008). If being involved in attempting to prevent abuse means that your grandchildren may not be able to marry within the community, then this is, indeed, a real crisis. There are perhaps a variety of interesting societal themes that explain the issues of increasing religiosity, rigidity and abuse in an ever more modern and technologically sophisticated world.

According to the laws of the Torah we are admonished to not stand idly by when someone’s blood is being spilled. This admonition, of course, applies to violence and abuse as well. Yet, like all humans, we rationalize our reactions and much too often, we simply walk away. All people have their reasons for rationalizing. We do as well. This text is an exploration of what abuse is, where it happens and how we, as a culture and a religion, rationalize our reactions to it. As a result I take a broad view of abuse and violence.

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