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Dr. Edwin T. Collins is a psychologist who provided services for New York State school districts. He has also served as a missionary in Puerto Rico, a Newman Center chaplain at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an adjunct professor at Canisius College in Buffalo.
Group therapy is a common form of treatment for PTSD and may help sexual abuse survivors find support networks. (iStock/KatarzynaBialasiewicz)
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Edwin T. Collins
The damage from sexual abuse cannot be treated by simply punishing offenders, writes the psychologist and former military chaplain Edwin T. Collins. But the church can help survivors by adapting post traumatic stress disorder models.