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Apr 23, 2015
To Walked The Road:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You've hit the nail squarely on the head. The system is broken. It favours abusers. Children are often put into situations worse than the one they came from. And society gets to scream in outrage when this very system doesn't work, without ever having to do anything to effectively bring about real change. The answer lies in people like you. People who have been through the worst of the worst, then worst again. Speaking out, bringing voice to the issues is a good start. But until society as a whole takes it upon themselves to step up, nothing can change. And change starts with a grassroots pledge to recognize that children have rights. That they are not possessions. There are many who misguidedly believe that children have more rights now than they ever did. That's just not true. Sure, there are always high-profile cases that the media gloms onto that seem to discredit what I'm saying. But such cases succeed in giving misinformation about what children really endure. Especially children in abusive situations.

We must all do what we can. Getting information out there is paramount. Helping those who have endured and suffered is also important, because when those who are the most pained find healing, they can in turn work to bring about change. And that's when we can walk away saying that our pain had purpose.

Keep up the work you're doing. Not only have you walked the road, you are walking the healing path, which can provide all kinds of inspiration and innovation for the future of children. It has been a long road for you, but one that is full of purpose.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I wish you continued healing, and send you love, light and healing energy.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

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