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#TodayInABA A child learned that it's okay for adults to violate her boundaries if they give her candy, that good girls don't have boundaries, and that passively taking abuse is the path to love.
#TodayInABA a child learned to feel powerless.
#TodayInABA a child learned that all his natural instincts are wrong and shameful, to suppress joy and stoically withstand pain, that he will never, ever be safe to reveal his true self.
#TodayInABA a child was tortured with punitive electric shocks.
#TodayInABA a child learned that might makes right.
#TodayInABA a child learned to love his abuser...or else.
#TodayInABA a child learned that her movement disorder is her fault.
#TodayInABA a child learned that his own sensory experience doesn't matter. His pain will always be invalidated. Any attempt to communicate his pain will be punished.
#TodayInABA a child learned that her accomplishments will be attributed to her abuser.
That didn't happen.
And besides it was for your benefit.
#TodayInABA BCBAs will deny abusing children.

Notice they don't *condemn* it.

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