Let’s Address the Elephant in the Country: Trauma

“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”. — Judith Lewis Herman.

As a clinical social worker, my focus has been psychotherapy. I’ve worked with veterans who deal with PTSD every day. I’ve…