It’s been exciting to see the interest growing in my research on family scapegoating abuse (FSA) since I published my book, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, two years ago. I’m pleased to be able to share a short video clip excerpted and re-worked for my own use from a PSA I was asked to create for a Mental Health organization regarding the effects of family scapegoating abuse on children and adult survivors, as identified via my FSA research (link to video is included near the end of this post). To facilitate sharing, I have started an FSA Education YouTube channel and will be adding videos covering critical topics related to family scapegoating abuse as time allows.
If you are an FSA adult survivor or a clinician who treats clients suffering from FSA in your practice, I encourage you to subscribe to my new YouTube channel and share this PSA video (linked below) on social media and scapegoating-related forums you participate in with the hashtags #scapegoat, #fsaeducation, and #fsaawareness. If you have your own YouTube channel and would like to share this video with your audience, you are welcome to do so (with attribution).
Once I reach 1000 subscribers, YouTube will allow me to live-stream. I’m excited about this possibility as I will be able to answer your questions about FSA and recovering from this devastating form of ‘invisible’ abuse in real-time. I therefore encourage you to let others know about my new channel and invite them to also subscribe.
You can check out my PSA on family scapegoating abuse here. Remember to ‘like’ and share the video and subscribe to my new channel (tap the notification bell to be alerted to new video releases). If there are FSA-related topics you’d like me to cover in future articles or YouTube videos, you can leave your suggestions in the comments below.
As always, I appreciate your support as we work together to increase awareness about the effects of family scapegoating abuse on children and adult survivors. Together we can make a difference!
Rebecca C.Mandeville, LMFT, CCTP, is an internationally recognized expert in Family Systems. She is a psychotherapist, certified complex trauma professional, researcher, author, and media contributor on child psycho-emotional abuse and its effects on adult survivors. She specializes in helping victims of ‘invisible’ family abuse reclaim their life narrative so that they can live freely and joyously as their true self. Rebecca is the author of Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed – the first research-based book on what she named family scapegoating abuse (FSA).