My Father As A Non-Normative Event

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According to Broderick, & Blewitt (2015) Non-normative events are events in life that are not expected and are specific to the individual. Therefore, I would consider growing up and witnessing the abuse within my home between my mother and father as a non-normative event because not everyone is a victim of abuse. Growing up and witnessing the abusive situation between my mother and father shaped my identity because young children do not have the necessary coping skills and are completely dependent on their mother and father for both physical and emotional protection. (De Young, Kenardy, Cobham, 2011).Traumatic events can be uniquely distressing for young children and place them at even greater risk of adverse psychological outcomes (De Young,
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