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Life after Centrepoint: Accounts of adult adjustment after childhood spent at an experimental community

  title={Life after Centrepoint: Accounts of adult adjustment after childhood spent at an experimental community},
  author={Kerry L Gibson and Mandy Morgan and Cheryl C. Woolley and Terry G. Powis},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Psychology},
This study explores how former child members of a controversial community, in which child sexual abuse and drug use are known to have occurred, account for the effects of this on their adult lives. The narrative accounts of 29 participants were analysed to identify key areas of psychological adjustment they described after leaving the New Zealand community known as Centrepoint. Participants’ accounts highlighted challenges in negotiating the initial transition, family relationships, friendships… 

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