CPTSD Foundation and TAR Network, Partnership

CPTSD Foundation is proud to partner with TAR Network. Utilizing our combined resources and reach, we are able to provide even more supportive resources to help those who are healing from trauma.

We hope you’ll consider checking out all of the amazing content and programs that TAR offers, as we move forward with a common goal of providing validating and supportive programs to trauma survivors across the globe.

Our Story

TAR Network™ is a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to bringing worldwide awareness and treatment to those whose emotional reality has been distorted by narcissistic abuse.
The mission of TAR Network is to support men, women, the LGBTQ+ community, tweens & teens, families, and parents who are alienated from their children, workers, and caregivers going through or emerging from TAR. With subject matter experts, affiliates, organizations with supportive resources, and our individual donor community our programs will help you out of the fog and into the light.

TAR Network is currently developing several innovative projects:
• TAR Tales – a safe place to share your truth
• TAR Centers – a safe place to get vital CPTSD treatment
• TAR Anon – a safe and nonjudgmental worldwide support network.
There is strength in numbers. We’ve all suffered from trauma and abuse at the hands of someone close. Please join us in this worldwide effort toward recovery.

What is TAR Anon ™?

TAR Anon ™ is an international fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from TAR – Toxic Abusive Relationships.

TAR Anon ™ has been established by TAR Network ™ , an international 501(c)3 and includes Steps and Promises the hallmark of 12-step recovery. Step work involves engaging with the 12 Steps to provide a structured approach to recovery, guiding individuals through a process of self-reflection, acceptance, and growth.

It encourages a shift towards a new life focused on the hopefulness of recovery. Step work helps individuals to examine patterns of toxic relationships, and recognize behaviors in others to avoid, or disengage from them. It brings awareness and skills to the trauma that has ensued because of toxic exposure. According to the TAR Anon recovery is possible and achievable. Being part of TAR Anon will help you reach self-awareness, inner transformation, and self-love.

How you can help

Whether you are a survivor seeking support, an advocate wanting to make a difference, or someone curious to learn more, we invite you to join us on this important journey. Help us make a lasting impact on the lives of survivors. Help us bring organizations, communities and individuals to support the cause. Become a Volunteer Ambassador of TAR Anon™. There is great strength in numbers – as empathic and compassionate human beings, we can bring hope, healing, and positive change to those affected by narcissistic abuse.

Share your story

Share your story – TAR Tales™ was made for us to safely share stories, coping skills, and outcomes, forming the foundation of our global public health education campaign. Share your story and empower others! Visit TarTales.org

Join the community

Join the community – We have launched our Instagram profile and gathered over 50,000 followers! We encourage you to join this safe community of like-minded people to receive your daily support through short video reels, animated posts, and affirmations. Visit us on Instagram.

Dr. Jamie Huysman

PsyD, LCSW, Certified CFT

Founder and Executive Director of TAR Network.

Dr. Jamie Huysman, the Founder and Executive Director of TAR Network, realized the need to establish a common vocabulary in defining and explaining TAR (Toxic Abusive Relationships). He coined this term to describe relationships characterized by a trifecta of destructive traits: a lack of empathy, a refusal of accountability, and a manipulative, transactional, Machiavellian approach. Individuals caught in TAR are often ensnared in a web of emotional manipulation, gaslighting, and exploitation.

Have you stepped in TAR?

For typically unsuspecting and empathic people who’ve stepped in TAR, the experience is similar to being stuck in a thick, dark substance. This substance is a metaphor for the toxic elements that permeate these relationships – shame, blame, isolation, and trauma bonds. These dynamics are intensified by unresolved childhood wounds, making it challenging to break free from the cycle of abuse.

Recognizing the urgent need for support and understanding, Dr. Jamie, along with an international team of experts, founded the TAR Network. This organization serves as a beacon of hope for survivors of narcissistic abuse, offering a range of resources to aid in your healing journey.