Mother of Abuse Survivor (Modern Orthodox)
Note from Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
We are honored to have among our forum leaders two extraordinary, heroic mothers who raised sons that suffered the horrific trauma of childhood abuse.
Both their sons (who are currently well-adjusted adults) went through hellish periods in their lives, abandoning religious practice and exhibiting anti-social behaviors – including heavy drug use.
These amazing women never gave up on their sons who lived at home even during their most challenging phases of their lives.
They will remain anonymous to protect the privacy of their children, but I felt strongly that they have so much to offer parents who are undergoing similar challenges.
I greatly admire their accomplishments, and am deeply grateful that they accepted my invitation to serve as forum leaders.