Apologize to the children: Healing child abuse trauma through attachment reconciliation. By Gaston E. Blom, M.D. Larch Press, 2009. Dr. Gaston Blom is a member of the First Parish in Brookline, Mass. Dr. Blom is a board certified psychiatrist who, with over 60 years of experience, has a thorough first-hand understanding of which methods of child abuse prevention and healing are successful, and which methods are less so.