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FSA adult survivors often feel isolated and invalidated. The below resources have been helpful to clients in my private practice, and I’ve now updated the list for 2023:
I’ve been privileged to receive hundreds of messages and comments from people all around the world who kindly let me know how much my introductory guide on FSA, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, has helped them to have hope that they could recover from this most insidious form of systemic ‘invisible’ abuse.
If you haven’t read my book yet, I encourage you to do so. You may also want to check out my free articles on family scapegoating abuse on my blog to learn more about FSA.
Single-Session Consultations for FSA Recovery: I am now offering 90-minute video consulting sessions internationally to help adult survivors of FSA get on the right track in regard to their healing process. You can learn more about this new specialty service here.
Are you a Clinician / Therapist or a Certified Trauma-Informed Coach interested in knowning more about FSA? Check out my YouTube playlist created especially for Mental Health Professionals
Free Affirmations Playlist: I created these affirmations for adult survivors of FSA for my private practice clients as well as my YouTube community and they are proving to be a very helpful tool, based on the feedback I’ve been getting. For best results, read the instructions in the video descriptions.
Feeling a lack of community? We have a wonderful community of FSA adult survivors forming over on my YouTube channel, where I offer new videos every Saturday. I recently began offering YouTube Memberships on my channel where you can access exclusive perks such as early access to my family scapegoating abuse (FSA) and family scapegoat trauma (FST) research results and the ability to vote on what topics I cover in future videos.
10 Self-Care Tips for FSA Adult Survivors: I wrote this originally for my clients in my private practice. It’s been available on my website for awhile, but some of you may have missed it or could use these ‘friendly reminders’. You may access my article here.
Women’s Only Facebook Support Group: Several of my clients have found support and help here: Scapegoat Daughters.
Narcissistic versus Dysfunctional Family Systems: Not all families that scapegoat are narcissistic in their structure. Learn what makes a family dysfunctional versus narcissistic by watching this video.
Books: These books have helped my clients and subscribers to progress in their recovery journey. There are a few pages of books so be sure you see all of them by clicking on the page numbers located at the bottom.
About Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD): These days it seems that anyone who behaves in a hurtful, insensitive manner is labelled a narcissist (or ‘narc’). This is simply not the case. Research on narcissism confirms that it exists on a spectrum. Many people have narcissistic traits, but not everyone has NPD. If you are confused regarding whether or not a family member may be a full-blown narcissist, read this article from the Cleveland Clinic. You might also like to read this article about the latest findings on narcissism from Scientific American as well as this article on how to spot a narcissist.
Support for Complex Trauma: You might also find some appropriate resources here:
- Out of the Storm – Support Group for people who suffer from C-PTSD.
- http://healmyptsd.com/ – Resources & info about recovery from PTSD & C-PTSD
- Trauma: Complex PTSD MentalHelp.net C-PTSD Article by Dr. Allan Schwartz
Searching for a Trauma-Informed (TIST-Trained) Therapist? You can search for a practitioner in your area here (they may be able to see you online if they are too far to see in person).
Searching for a Trauma-Informed Coach? You can check out this international directory here.
🔴 NEED HELP NOW? Being scapegoating can be extremely traumatizing. If you feel in danger of harming yourself, this is a list of international hotlines where you can speak to someone: https://blog.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines/
Rebecca C. Mandeville, LMFT, CCTP