Unmaking the boarding school child: Leaning into vulnerability
When children are sent to boarding school it can leave them traumatized and disrupt trust leading them to hide their vulnerable selves both in childhood and adulthood. The experience can also give rise to shame with the child believing they 'are bad'. The authors recount their respective journeys as they have sought to discover and heal boarding school trauma by leaning into vulnerability as they find the courage to share the stories of their experiences.
Jack, C.T. & Basset, T. (2023). Unmaking the boarding school child: Leaning into vulnerability, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 23 (2), pp. 41-49.