Jan 26, 2012
Why Does 1 in 20 Hurt Others?

Therapist Chaim Drizin attempts to explain the motivations of abusers. Why would they destroy children for the rest of their lives? And did you know that 1 in 20 boys become child abusers? How do we stop it?

Family therapist Rabbi Chaim Drizin delivered a six week series on TheYeshiva.net about the horrors of "Child Abuse In Our Communities: The Untold Truth."

This 15 minute lecture posted below confronts the questions of what motivated an abuser to violate an innocent child. Why do so many males become abusers? What is going on in their brain? And is there any way to stop one of our children from developing this way?

The six week series tackled one of the most sensitive yet relevant issues facing our communities today: Child abuse. This six part series are covered the following issues: the affects of abuse, protecting and empowering our children, addressing the problem, talking to your child, and recovering from abuse.

"It is sickening to observe how abusers get away with destroying children's lives; they get away with it because of the silence of community leaders," said Rabbi YY Jacobson, dean of TheYeshiva.net. "History will not forgive us for watching this travesty silently."

Rabbi Drizin, MA, LMFT, is a family therapist living in Florida who combines the wisdom of Torah with Modern Cognitive Psychology. 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.

You can download the video as an MP3 and MP4.

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He's right on
Let's not bury our head in the sand, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us feel. Let us stop our boys before they can hurt others .Every single parent should educate themselves before they have a bigger problem in their hands .
(1/27/2012 8:45:48 AM)
take action
can we have some professional come and speak to our children in our yeshivos?
(1/27/2012 9:09:10 AM)
oy vey this doesn't go away.
(1/27/2012 3:10:08 PM)
Our yeshivas have a responsibility to our children. They
must have professionals talk to the boys in small groups
so that if anyone has a problem they should feel comfortable
to speak to the professional. I also think that the mashpiim
must meet with someone like dr. drizin and become more
knowledgeable about abuse.
(1/27/2012 3:42:01 PM)
Can this be TRUE?
The numbers sound so high. Of the thousands of Lubavitchers I know, I'm familiar with not more than 5 cases of abuse. I know the actual numbers must be much higher and that these situations are severely under-reported. But 1 out of 20? Really?!
(1/28/2012 10:32:20 PM)
i don' understand
one in 20???!!
(1/28/2012 11:21:16 PM)
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