In this moving dialog, we'll explore the statistics of mother-daughter sexual abuse and the unique impact of trauma experienced within the process of maternal nurturing. We'll also discuss the psychological profile of maternal abusers and the myths that may keep us from identifying and effectively intervening in cases of mother-daughter abuse.
Diane Cranley Interviews:
Julie Brand, M.S. - Julie Brand holds a Master's degree in Counseling and enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career as a school counselor. Now she uses her unique perspective as both counselor and survivor, to speak and to write about maternal incest. In her book, A Mother's Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse, and in her workshops, Julie combines research data, professional insights and her personal experiences to enlighten audiences about the reality of mother-daughter sexual abuse.
Dr. Christine Hatchard - Dr. Hatchard is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Eatontown, NJ. She is currently a Specialist Professor of Clinical Psychology at Monmouth University (NJ). Since 1999, she has been the director of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA), providing information and support for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse. In 2011, she released a full-length documentary entitled, "Who will love me: Four stories of mother-daughter sexual abuse," a film that she produced, directed and edited.