When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame And Secrecy Make It Hard To Seek Help
Keri Williams is a writer in North Carolina who advocates for parents raising children who have trauma-related behavioral issues, including attachment disorders that can manifest as intentional violence directed toward parents.
Williams’ own son became so violent that her family had to place him in a residential facility at age 10. He’s now 18.
“I actually thought I was the only person going through it,” Williams said. “I had no idea that this was actually a larger issue than myself.”
Many parents she meets online struggle to accept that they’re dealing with a serious domestic violence issue, she said.