Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW
As I write this month’s Letter, I am struck by the mini-series: ‘When they see us.’ This mini-series leads me to examine the role of parents within the area of complex trauma and dissociation. What is really circling around in my mind is how much children need their parents and the consequences which occur when parents are removed. Conversely, what also happens when parents are around.
The Netflix movie “When they See US” is a docudrama about the “Central Park Five”, a group of boys ages 14-16, who were accused of raping a woman, and the subsequent trial and jail time they all faced.