The first step that TRS mothers can take in understanding the predicament of the victim is to understand his or her psychological state. The following are some characteristics red flags often exhibited by victims:
• Timidity, jumpiness, anxiousness
• Obedience, submissiveness
• Depression, despair
• Feelings of inadequacy, powerlessness…Feelings of inadequacy, powerlessness,
worthlessness, humiliation, Truancy, withdrawal from activities and friends
• Low self-esteem, guilt, shame, blame, regret etc.