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While society has enormous sympathy for abused children, the judgment for those children is less benevolent should they become adult offenders.
Larsen observes, "People who have suffered abuse in childhood-especially if it's intense and constant--don't lead the same kind of lives as those who weren't abused. Not everyone lives with a howling lion in their spirits."
For some in the series, these are the memories they carry as wounded men:
An eight-year-old repeatedly sexually abused by his brothers, then held by his ankles from a seventh-floor window for the fun of seeing him cry.
-A six-year-old tied naked to a tree for bedwetting
-A seven-year-old locked in a closet for three days for talking back.
Relentlessly realistic, Abused Boys, Wounded Men takes an unconventional stance that's also an unshakable reality: identifying and overcoming the root cause of adult crime can be more effective than simple incarceration.
This two-part DVD set is part of the Abused Boys, Wounded Men Curriculum. In the Abused Boys, Wounded Men Curriculum, renowned author/lecturer Earnie Larsen interviews adult inmates to examine the role that childhood abuse played in their lives. Designed for use in community corrections and institutional settings, this six-week curriculum will help adult offenders identify instances of early abuse, recognize how it has impacted their lives, and learn how to live a productive life in spite of it.