Life trajectories of female child abuse survivors thriving in adulthood.

  title={Life trajectories of female child abuse survivors thriving in adulthood.},
  author={Sandra P. Thomas and Joanne M. Hall},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={18 2},
A narrative study of thriving adult female survivors of childhood maltreatment was undertaken to discover how they had achieved success. Life trajectory patterns, turning points, and setbacks were identified. Data consisted of 81 interview transcripts derived from a series of three interviews, spaced over 6 to 12 months, with 27 survivors. The childhood abuse was intrafamilial, beginning as early as infancy and continuing, in most cases, until participants left home. The onset and pace of the… CONTINUE READING

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