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Question: How to stop violence against children CPNN article: Ending Violence against Women
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Posted: Dec. 31 1999,17:00

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molly mcmahon
Posted: Dec. 09 2003,12:51

Ritual abuse as part of cultural practice is very difficult to dimish without tampering with the culture as a whole. I know from working in social work with abused children in the US that all ritual abuse is culturally related. The adult prepentrator is encouraged by his ties to the group to met their expectations and feels justified by that group's consenus.

Not only the individuals but the group need to see themselves and the role of parenting/ caring of the young differently. The rights of the individual, the protective care of the young and the value of nuturing must be developed.  The adults themselves must be nutured while building awareness of the harm in the practice.  This may involve allowing the adults to understand their own victimization as a way to build empathy for the young.  

The value of the ritual must be honored but it's expresstion must be changed to one which is  symbolical the same without any harm to the initates.  The group must be allowed to develop this change to the ritual and the members must feel positive about themselves as a result of this change.

Yet, children need to be protected by an authority who can stop the behavior by making it illegal and by stripping the group of some benefit/ increasing some benefit if possible rather then by punishment.  Children may have to be removed until cooperation and change is accomphished.  The value of the children and their rights must be enhanced within the group's culture.  This can only result from careful observation and cultural understanding and application of this knowledge to built postive change. :O
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smartnews
Posted: Dec. 09 2003,16:28

Molly,

Hi!  I agree with most of what you say below. By am confused by what you say here :

"The value of the ritual must be honored but it's expresstion must be changed to one which is  symbolical the same without any harm to the initates.  The group must be allowed to develop this change to the ritual and the members must feel positive about themselves as a result of this change."

IMO, if the reason for the ritual is to control and hurt others, which most rituals are for in these situations, it might be better to not perform the ritual at all. But please feel free to post and clarify what you said if I misunderstood it. Thanks.

Neil


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Ritual abuse as part of cultural practice is very difficult to dimish without tampering with the culture as a whole. I know from working in social work with abused children in the US that all ritual abuse is culturally related. The adult prepentrator is encouraged by his ties to the group to met their expectations and feels justified by that group's consenus.

Not only the individuals but the group need to see themselves and the role of parenting/ caring of the young differently. The rights of the individual, the protective care of the young and the value of nuturing must be developed.  The adults themselves must be nutured while building awareness of the harm in the practice.  This may involve allowing the adults to understand their own victimization as a way to build empathy for the young.  

The value of the ritual must be honored but it's expresstion must be changed to one which is  symbolical the same without any harm to the initates.  The group must be allowed to develop this change to the ritual and the members must feel positive about themselves as a result of this change.

Yet, children need to be protected by an authority who can stop the behavior by making it illegal and by stripping the group of some benefit/ increasing some benefit if possible rather then by punishment.  Children may have to be removed until cooperation and change is accomphished.  The value of the children and their rights must be enhanced within the group's culture.  This can only result from careful observation and cultural understanding and application of this knowledge to built postive change.
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