Annette Oltmans offers innumerable gifts in her outstanding new curriculum for first responders. Among these first is the vital clarity in naming the behaviors involved in Covert Emotional Abuse (CEA), so that victims of CEA and those who help them can identify and understand the utterly bewildering and damaging experience victims endure. As well, the profound nature of CEA and its link to trauma is deeply explored, so the consequences of CEA and trauma, such as  PTSD, can be successfully ameliorated. Significantly, Annette provides the rich awareness of what she has named Double Abuse, the traumatization and Complex PTSD that victims suffer when their reach for help results in shame, blame, and rigid requirements, instead of the crucial aid they seek. M3ND’s Curriculum not only promises the necessary training for first responders but delivers on that training and by doing so provides protection to victims from further damage and transformative care.