I hope this newsletter finds you well. 2020 was a year of losses for many. I’ve heard from quite a few of you over this past year and it seems that for some, the social restrictions related to quarantine and lock-downs provided the time and space to dig in deep and begin addressing the emotional fall-out from being the target of family scapegoating behaviors. Each person has their own journey in this regard, and I am grateful to hear that my articles and introductory guide on FSA have been helpful.
Next month I will begin “crunching data” in relation to the research-based book on family scapegoating abuse (FSA) I am currently working on. This means I will soon be closing my FSA Survey and taking it off-line. If you haven’t yet taken the survey, this month (January, 2021) will be the last opportunity to do so. Click the below link if you’d like to contribute your responses anonymously. You might also share this post on social media via the share icons below and invite others to take it as well – Perhaps members of a recovery or support forum you’re involved with (or similar).
On a related note, I’ve been receiving inquiries from Universities all around the world this past year regarding their interest in my FSA research so know that what you share in the survey may help others (including those in the mental health profession and educational systems) to better understand this most damaging (and often unrecognized / untreated) form of familial / systemic abuse.
My introductory guide on Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) is now available for purchase globally at most major online book retailers via this Universal Book Link (UBL) – Amazon carries both the digital and print version.
The global print-book distributor Ingramsparks now carries the paperback version of my introductory guide on FSA as well. If you’d like your local bookstore to carry it, they may order it from the Ingramsparks catalog.
As mentioned above, I’m currently working on a book that will include detailed data as related to my qualitative research findingson FSA and hope to make this available for pre-order within the next few months.
Lastly, as some of you already know, PsychCentral was bought by another entity and they have disbanded most of our blogs. If you’d like to continue receiving my free articles on family scapegoating abuse and other topics related to growing up in a dysfunctional / abusive family system, you can visit my blog page and sign up to receive my latest blog posts – Look for the ‘SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG VIA EMAIL’ widget and enter your information there.
Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, MFT