Violence

Build Babies Not Jails

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January 2011

It takes much neglect, rejection, humiliation, physical maltreatment and sexual abuse to transform a tiny, trusting, innocent human being into a callous, cruel, and vicious person. This paper examines some of the factors that lead to the development of the violent personality from conception on. It is suggested that the answer to violence is not state violence. The answer is conscious pre and postnatal parenting supported by social institutions, laws, and practices which attend to the needs of pregnant parents, particularly, the disadvantaged.

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This article is excerpted from the opening address delivered at the 7th International Congress of APPPAH, San Francisco, September 28, 1995.

Editor's Note: This article was suggested by Dr. Verny for inclusion in this special anniversary edition of JOPPPAH. It is as relevant and timely today as when it was first printed in the Winter, 1995, 10(2) edition.

Violence & Pregnancy: A Whole-Self Psychology Perspective

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May 2003

This paper focuses on violence as pathology occurring primarily during pregnancy and explains the resulting impact on one's life. It addresses this specific theme, and does not include the violence found in some medical birth procedures, or violence generated by gender. This paper is based upon a presentation by the authors in March 2001, at the OMAEP [World Organization of Prenatal Education] & ANEP [Association of National Prenatal Education] Congress in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.

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Jon RG & Troya GN Turner-Groot are pioneers in Prebirth Memory Recovery© and CoFounders & Directors of Whole-Self Discovery & Development Institute, Inc. in Grootebroek, The Netherlands. They have published over 40 papers worldwide. For more information, please see: www.Whole-Self.info