May 19, 2011
Untold Truth About Child Abuse

Florida family therapist Chaim Itche Drizin testifies about the life-long effects of child abuse in frum Jewish communities.

Family therapist Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Drizin begins tonight a six week series on about the painful theme of "Child Abuse In Our Communities: The Untold Truth."

This series will tackle one of the most sensitive yet relevant issues facing our communities today: Child abuse and molestation.

He will cover the following issues: the affects of molestation, protecting and empowering our children, identifying a problem, talking to your child, and recovering from abuse.

"This is one of the most burning issues of our day," said Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson, dean of

"Untold numbers of our youth struggle with this, sometimes for decades, and most of us are clueless as to the horrific effects of child abuse and what to do about it. We must begin educating ourselves. It is an issue of life and death literally," he said.

"The silence is claiming too many lives, marriages and futures."

Drizin, MA, LMFT, is a family therapist who combines the wisdom of Torah with Modern Cognitive Pschology. In his Family Practice and as an Educational Consultant for numerous private schools, he has helped hundreds of people learn how to recover from abuse.

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Thank you!
Thank you for this class...
(5/19/2011 9:52:08 PM)
this is amazing!!! exactly what our community needs
(5/19/2011 10:15:48 PM)
(5/19/2011 10:19:18 PM)
so needed
dear community
it is time to wake up and smell the coffee, there are countless of kids that are out of it and uninterested in life and yiddishkiet as a result of them being molested, PARENTS PLEASE TALK TO YOUR KIDS, ITS THE 'CHASSIDISH THING TO DO' EVEN IF IT IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU!!!
(5/19/2011 10:41:54 PM)
Thank you.
(5/20/2011 12:01:46 AM)
It's important to find these sick people and treat them early. Meaning a very violent and curative treatment.
(5/20/2011 12:23:58 AM)
not all
not every child who is going off the way means he must have been molested
(5/20/2011 12:44:43 AM)
Kol Hakovod
A big yasher koach to you Chaim Itche..thank you for caring and giving back of your talents to our community.
(5/20/2011 1:38:32 AM)
He's good but:
he should be told to stop shaking his head so much. It's making me dizzy.
(5/20/2011 1:44:24 AM)
don't just talk to your kids
awareness isn't enough. you need to have a relationship with your kids so they feel safe to approach you if G-d forbid something does happen. if your child is scared to approach you, or perhaps thinks they won't be believed and may be blamed, that is a large part of the problem!!
(5/20/2011 10:09:09 AM)
the absuers should be cut off from everyone and even their lives should be forfeit.
(5/20/2011 10:34:10 AM)
dont abuse your children!
(5/20/2011 10:54:42 AM)
to 10
Victims of abuse have a hard time telling anyone. This has nothing to do with their relationship with their parents. Yes the worse their relationship is with their parents, its even harder. Yet, most victims, even those who have great relationships with their parents and/or siblngs have a very hard time telling.
(5/20/2011 4:09:58 PM)
abused children become child abusers and spouse abusers- spouse abuse also wrecks havoc on the children and the home and marriage
(5/20/2011 5:19:11 PM)
To #9
Don't be ridiculous, you can listen and not watch. I found it to be engaging.
(5/20/2011 7:31:23 PM)
(5/21/2011 5:13:37 PM)
Mrs. Shaffer in Crown Heights
For those who live in Crwon Heights, speak to Mrs. Bronya Shaffer. It was her who brought these programs to our community and litrilly saved my life. If you need someone to talk to who could help you call her. I wish I knew her ten years ago. She gave me the exact right therapist and is still my biggest support system. CALL HER IF YOU NEED HELP!
(5/22/2011 10:30:01 AM)
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