Modern Day Slavery and Emotional Shattering
The more a person knows about the reality of human trafficking, the more they come to understand the emotional toll of this brutal crime.
If the person undergoing severe, repeated trauma is a young child, they usually dissociate, which means their conscious mind recedes so that they are not aware of what is happening. The memories of the event are stored in a part of the mind that is not readily accessible to them.
In order to survive, they may develop DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder). For older children, seven years and above, and adults, their abuse will likely result in PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder).
The aftermath of these hideous experiences requires healing from emotional shattering. This involves a caring, healthy community as well as a competent counselor who understands dissociative issues.
Dr. Paakala’s lived experience and extensive education provide the basis for LDM’s Biblical resources for survivors and those who support them.
- Video Presentation by Dr. Pakkala: Understanding Familial Trafficking
- The Uniqueness of Familial Human Trafficking
- US State Dept. on Navigating the Unique Complexities of Familial Trafficking