Betrayal is at the heart of being scapegoated. Betrayal is the constant in all the examples shared in this article. When exploring our scapegoating histories we see that our trauma doesn’t just come from the hurtful actions, the cruel words, the painful neglect and humiliations, or the psychological wounds wielded out by family members. Our trauma extends beyond tangible incidents: It permeates our psyches and our physiology…
All posts in April 2023
Scapegoating as Family Betrayal (Video)
Posted on Author Rebecca C. Mandeville, MAPosted in Betrayal Trauma, scapegoat, Scapegoat Child Experiences, Uncategorized2 Replies
Abuse of any type can result in the victim experiencing complex trauma and betrayal trauma, which can in turn lead to dissociation….
The Impact of Disenfranchised Grief on Scapegoat Survivors
Posted on Author Dr. Erin WatsonPosted in disenfranchised grief and family scapegoating, scapegoats and grief, the scapegoat child and grief, Uncategorized16 Replies
Those who were cast in the role of “identified patient” in their dysfunctional or abusive family system are subjected to pains and losses that in many cases have no clearly defined name, and are not even on the radar of the professionals and clinicians brought in to help. Furthermore, the scapegoat’s pains are often ignored, denied and even used against them by those who claim to care about them and love them most…
Scapegoating in the Narcissistic vs Dysfunctional Families
Posted on Author Rebecca C. Mandeville, MAPosted in Narcissistic versus Dysfunctional Family Systems, Scapegoat Child Experiences, videos on scapegoating
Access video discussion on my YouTube channel @beyondfamilyscapegoatingabuse.