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#427117 - 03/04/13 07:17 PM the devil you know
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Registered: 02/07/06
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Loc: settling in the USA again
it is happening again today. those who have been around for the past year have seen my periodic panics every time another "child protection" seminar come up. we are required to attend these several times a year by our school - to be aware of, prevent, intervene and report suspected abuse among our students. i don't do well with them - lots of triggers, though usually the fears and anticipation leading up to it are worse than the actual event. but this time there has been a change of personnel. someone new will be leading. that brings up a different kind of anxiety. like the old saying - "better the devil you know than the devil you don't know." at least the other guy - even though he was an insensitive jerk - was familiar - i knew what to expect. now it is a whole new ball game. you'd think i'd learn, but here i am again with the butterflies in the stomach and all the rest of it.

i am better equipped this time. i can do this... i hope.

lee
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"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"

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#427123 - 03/04/13 07:51 PM Re: the devil you know [Re: traveler]
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Registered: 02/03/13
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You would like to think they had thought about this. If the 1 in 4, 1 in 6 stuff is right then a fair amount of the audience they are preaching to could have been abused. It sucks that they had the insensitive jerk talking about a sensitive subject. Surely the new person can only be better? Like you said, the anxiety leading up to it is the worst thing. Once you are in there it will hopefully be ok. Good luck, I hope it goes well and isn't too triggering.

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