Employment gaps on resume due to abusive relationship
Date: June 16, 2011 12:11AM
Does anyone have any resources for people who survive and get out of abusive relationships? An acquaintance of mine is a woman who was beaten down, physically, sexually, emotionally and spiritually for many years. She was formerly a high-level IT professional for NASA, but now has a five-year gap in her resume due to abuse. She is still struggling with self-confidence (she has to attend court-mandated joint "parenting therapy" even though she is now divorced and the court-appointed therapist knows little about abuse), and has lost work experience and keeping up to date with skills. I'm sure this is an issue for people coming out of cults, surviving violent crime, etc. Any resources, perhaps nonprofits that deal with this issue, would be appreciated and helpful to anyone coming here with the same issues as well.