I asked Matt for permission to link his frightening article on Penn State. He brings internal perspective and insight that ended him up on MSNBC and Dr. Phil.
What you will read about Paterno and the inside of Penn Football is nothing short of disturbing.
Dear Fellow Survivors:
The attached is written for you, to encourage and to support you as you heal and become whole. Life does get better. Coping mechanisms established when we're kids are often ineffective, yet can be relearned when we're adults, leading us survivors to choose happy and fulfilling lives; to gain control of our destinies. http://mattpaknis.blogspot.com/2011/11/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely.html
The Penn State scandal collided two of my worlds. I was a graduate assistant offensive line football coach at Penn State following their 1986 National Championship when Joe Paterno was Sport Illustrated's reigning Sportsman of the Year.
I am also a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse survivors do have a high rate of recovery from trauma when we get the proper treatment.
Patience and persistence equals progress!
I hope you find the blog helpful and encourage you to stay the course.
Your comments and insights are welcomed.
If you need direction, please let me know.
You can do it!
Matt Paknis Leadership Development
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