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The Resource My mother, my abuser, by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne, (electronic resource)

My mother, my abuser, by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne, (electronic resource)

Label
My mother, my abuser
Title
My mother, my abuser
Statement of responsibility
by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sexual abuse of children committed by women, most often mothers, is a rarely documented subject. In this film, six victims of maternal incest powerfully convey their nightmarish child hoods. "It is common that young children do not have the words to tell other people" says Michelle Elliott, psychologist and author of Female Sexual Abuse of Children. The abuse often begins in infancy when children do not understand what their mother is doing. They lose hope that anyone will stop it and cannot talk about it until decades later. Often, physical violence accompanies the sexual abuse. From the age of two for eleven years, Lucy was abused by her mother who tried to smother her with a pillow when she refused to submit. The mother began abusing Lucy's younger sister when Lucy reached thirteen. Paul could not share his memories of abuse and feelings of abandonment with anyone. His secret dragged him into depression, hallucinations and institutionalization. The psychologist Monique Tardif of the Institute Philippe Pinet in Montreal says many incestuous mothers were abused by their fathers and later treat their own children as rivals for their husbands love. She believes sexual abuse by mothers is much more common than formerly believed. The trauma is very deep and the victims often suffer for the rest of their lives. Ironically, many victims continue to seek maternal love long after they have been in therapy and have articulated the awful truth
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Courchesne, Helene
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Messier, Nicole
Runtime
41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Incest
  • Mothers
  • Women child molesters
Target audience
general
Label
My mother, my abuser, by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650450
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650450/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209841
  • (OCoLC)747798398
Video recording format
other
Label
My mother, my abuser, by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650450
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650450/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209841
  • (OCoLC)747798398
Video recording format
other

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