Countries Members are From

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Kizzie

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Countries Members are From
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:01:53 PM »
    • Albania
    • Amman
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bahrain
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Costa Rica
    • Denmark
    • Egypt
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Korea (South)
    • Madagascar
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Singapore
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

    If your country isn't on the list let me know and I'll add it.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 03:49:44 PM by Kizzie »

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Re: Countries Members are From
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 02:49:23 PM »
45 countries as of 07 Jul 2021& 9200 members

The number of countries represented at OOTS and mbr numbers speak to the fact that it's not quite accurate to refer to relational trauma as a hidden epidemic (which I often read online and in journal articles and books), it's actually an unacknowledged global pandemic.

We need to ask why is this so. Why don't governments, societies, justice and health systems and/or the public want to recognize how systemic relational trauma -- abuse/neglect -- is everywhere?

Perhaps it is as Dr. Judith Herman (first to propose the diagnosis of Complex PTSD) writes:

It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator.  All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil.  The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain.  The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering. (Trauma and Recovery, 2015)

That is, not acknowledging relational trauma means no-one at any level has to take action, engage or remember because it is messy, painful and costly.  But as we know all too well here, the cost of doing little or nothing is high; from the money spent on treating the physical illnesses and disease cause by ongoing trauma, to lasting and debilitating symptoms that impact survivors and their families, friends and communities, and their education and workplace.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 03:51:49 PM by Kizzie »