“The Story of Claire” tells the story of Claire and her son, Davy. It gives readers a window into her thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and it introduces some great strategies that have been found to work in preventing mistakes that lead to violence.
Readers will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about whether Claire can find a way out of the violence that has plagued her family for generations. They can also consider whether there are any steps they might want to take to help prevent interpersonal violence.
The people in this blog were created by Pearl Berman, chair of the Department of Psychology, and are based on her 30 years of experience in the field of child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and exploitation.
“The Story of Claire” began Monday, January 21, 2019, and new parts of the story are posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of every week. They are very interesting and not long, so readers have plenty of time to catch up. In between these new posts, there will be opportunities to raise questions or discuss issues raised in the story. Join us and participate in making a difference!