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Heroic Mom

Heroic Mom

Mother of Abuse Survivor (Chassidish)

Note of Introduction to from Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

We are honored to have among our forum leaders this extraordinary, heroic mother who raised a son who suffered the horrific trauma of childhood abuse.

Her son, who is currently a well-adjusted adult, went through a hellish periods in his life, abandoning religious practice and exhibiting anti-social behaviors – including heavy drug use.

His amazing mother never gave up on her son – who lived at home even during their most challenging phase of his life.

She remains anonymous to protect the privacy of her family members, but I felt strongly that she has so much to offer parents who are undergoing similar challenges.

I greatly admire her accomplishments, and am deeply grateful that she accepted my invitation to serve as a forum leader.

(Please note that there are two forum leaders who raised abuse victims – one chassidish and the other modern Orthodox. Because there are many cultural differences that deeply affect how children are raised, I thought it would be helpful for each of them to run an individual forum.)