Were you bullied, shamed, blamed, or rejected by a parent, sibling, or other relative growing up or as an adult? Have you been the target of a ‘smear’ campaign by immediate or extended family and been left feeling frustrated and confused? Have you tried to reach out for help and support and been told, “Just get over it, it’s your family, it can’t be that bad”?
In this comprehensive introductory guide, an internationally recognized Family Systems expert clearly identifies scapegoating as a form of psycho-emotional abuse while providing a means of understanding why dysfunctional families ‘reject, shame, and blame’ one of their own. Via psycho-education, self-assessment tools, and practical steps and strategies, the author describes the abusive aspects of family scapegoating and it’s relationship with complex trauma (C-PTSD), as well as ways to dis-identify and recover from the ‘family scapegoat’ narrative. ‘Links of Interest’ for further reading and education are included within each chapter and in the book’s ‘Afterword’ and ‘Resource’ section. $1.99 on Kindle.