Ava Jackson is a troubled little girl. She has undergone more than her share of neglect, abuse, and disappointment. Family secrets robbed her of her childhood and threaten her present and future. This story delivers a gut-wrenching account of her incredible journey through trauma and triumph; shame and survival; fear and forgiveness. As her faith in God is tested time and again, Ava must decide if her life is worth living. Her crisis of faith brings about a path to self-discovery and an understanding of humanity's capacity for deception, depravity, and deliverance. Can she break the generational curses of silence and abuse? What Happens in the Family explores the damage caused by silencing abuse survivors while ultimately protecting the abusers.