In episode 492 of The Trauma Therapist podcast, Ignacio G Hutía Xeiti
Rivera talks about their sexual trauma, healing, and liberation for marginalized people. This episode involves an intergenerational conversation and lessons about sustainable relationships with children, normalizing sex education, and shifting the culture of sexual abuse. Check out more episodes from The Trauma Therapist for more topics that tackle nuanced aspects of trauma.
- Creating Sustainable Relationships with Children
- It is important for parents/guardians to go through their own sexual liberation process so that they can have the proper tools to talk to their children about CSA. Ending child sexual abuse is not work that often focuses on sex education. But, when educating children, parents, and caregivers on sexual assault, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse, it is important that holistic sexuality information is integrated into the conversation.
- Normalizing Sex Education
- Start talking to your children more openly. Share information with them. Raising your children in a sex-positive household, as a CSA prevention method, isn’t talked about enough. Conversations about sexuality create a strong foundation not only in relation to sex, but for human interaction and connection. Child sexual abuse can impact anyone. Adults have a lot of power over children, including the information that they give.
- Shifting the Culture of Sexual Abuse
- Most people see child sexual abuse as a childhood issue, when really it should be seen as a lifetime issue. Even though it happens in childhood, often the effects of CSA do not manifest until later on in life. We need to address the issue of CSA openly and often.
The Trauma Therapist. Guy Macpherson, PhD. Episode 492: Ignacio Rivera, MA. Sexual Trauma, Healing & Liberation. https://the-trauma-therapist.sounder.fm/episode/episode-492-ignacio-rivera-ma-sexual-trauma-h?page=39