Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Myth of the "Cycle of Abuse"

It's a commonly held belief that victims of child abuse are somehow 'pre-destined' to become abusers themselves. Research shows, however, that only a minority of abuse victims go on to become abusers, and that this is thus (in short) a myth: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11731348. A related comic:

http://www.tencentticker.com/somethingterrible/

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