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                  Top 25 Record Albums of the 1970s


          Album                                                       Artist                                   Year

Bridge Over Troubled Water                          Simon and Garfunkel             1970
Greatest Hits                                                  ABBA                                      1976
Tubular Bells                                                  Mike Oldfield                          1973
Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits             Simon and Garfunkel             1972
Saturday Night Fever                                     Original Soundtrack                1977
The Singles: 1969 – 1973                              The Carpenters                      1974
Arrival                                                             ABBA                                      1976
The Dark Side of the Moon                            Pink Floyd                               1973
Grease                                                           Original Soundtrack                1977
40 Greatest Hits                                             Elvis Presley                            1974
20 Golden Greats                                           The Beach Boys                     1976
Band on the Run                                            Paul McCartney & Wings         1973
Rumours                                                         Fleetwood Mac                       1977
The Best of the Stylistics                                The Stylistics                           1975
Parallel Lines                                                  Blondie                                    1978
Atlantic Crossing                                             Rod Stewart                            1975
20 Golden Greats                                           The Shadows                          1977
20 Golden Greats                                           Diana Ross & the Supremes   1977
Greatest Hits                                                   Elton John                               1974
ABBA: The Album                                           ABBA                                       1978
A Night at the Opera                                      Queen                                       1975
The Sound of Bread                                       Bread                                       1977
Their Greatest Hits  (1971 – 1975)                The Eagles                               1976
Out of the Blue                                               Electric Light Orchestra            1977
Nightflight to Venus                                        Boney M.                                  1978

 
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The Baby Boomer Generation


and Childhood Trauma


America’s Baby Boomer generation had few if any defenses and resources to battle abuse. Families hid secrets behind masks of respectability. Many of the laws which work to safeguard today’s children were created over the prior few decades by Boomers who themselves, or their peers, suffered abuse as children in society’s condoned silence. Additionally, effective recovery treatments for both adult and children victims are of a similar recent vintage. So, how did a generation who is today approaching retirement cope as children or did they? What went on behind closed doors in the 1960s and 1970s?

Today the question remains the same:  who are these perpetrators? Occasionally, they are random strangers. Yet, unfortunately, often times they are not. In some cases the tendency to enact physical, emotional, sexual, and/or verbal abuses are passed from generation to generation in much the same way as the inherited ability to curl one’s tongue. Additionally, the true psychology of the abuser may be convoluted and hidden. In recent decades new laws have been enacted which are designed to protect our most vulnerable members of society. Yet, family members and trusted others continue to prey upon young lives in their own twisted quest for gratification and control. The recent horror of cases such as Jared Fogle the former Subway spokesperson, come to mind. Certainly, there is still much left work to be done in regards to safeguarding children from trauma.

The abuse and maltreatment of children cost the US $124 billion in 2008 as estimated by the US Center of Disease Control. It is reasonable to assume that this number has only increased in recent years. Long term effects of a childhood filled with abuse may include obesity, anorexia, drug use, alcoholism, anxiety, impaired cognitive and social functioning, as well as depression. This problem is multifaceted and one that is still demanding further resolution.

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The Baby Boomer Generation


        and Childhood Trauma


 
America’s Baby Boomer generation had few if any defenses and resources to battle abuse. Families hid secrets behind masks of respectability. Many of the laws which work to safeguard today’s children were created over the prior few decades by Boomers who themselves, or their peers, suffered abuse as children in society’s condoned silence. Additionally, effective recovery treatments for both adult and children victims are of a similar recent vintage. So, how did a generation who is today approaching retirement cope as children or did they? What went on behind closed doors in the 1960s and 1970s?

There are further questions that need to be asked:  who are these perpetrators? Occasionally, they are random strangers. Yet, unfortunately, often times they are not. In some cases the tendency to enact physical, emotional, sexual, and/or verbal abuses are passed from generation to generation in much the same way as the inherited ability to curl one’s tongue. Additionally, the true psychology of the abuser may be convoluted and hidden. In recent decades new laws have been enacted which are designed to protect our most vulnerable members of society. Yet, family members and trusted others continue to prey upon young lives in their own twisted quest for gratification and control. Other family members collude with their silence. Certainly, there is still much work left to be done in regards to safeguarding the world's children from trauma. The recent horror of cases such as Jared Fogle the former Subway spokesperson, come to mind.

The abuse and maltreatment of children cost the US $124 billion in 2008 as estimated by the US Center of Disease Control. It is reasonable to assume that this number has only increased in recent years. Long term effects of a childhood filled with abuse may include obesity, anorexia, drug use, alcoholism, anxiety, impaired cognitive and social functioning, as well as depression. This problem is multifaceted and one that is still demanding further resolution.