Aware of Physical Child Abuse and Neglect

by Phylicia
(Bronx, New York, USA)

I was abused as a child by my adoptive parents. I am now 22 and have a life. I know a girl who is the same age as me and has 3 kids and no education. She has a record from when she was little with child protective services. She has 1 son and 2 daughters and she and her boyfriend are abusing them. The boyfriend is laughing while the mother beats the kids. And she never has food for them. She doesn't even work. 10 ADULTS live in a 2 bedroom apartment and there are about 7 kids.

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Sep 25, 2008
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Phylicia, I am very sorry to learn you were abused by your adoptive parents. You know what it's like to endure, so please, contact your local Child Protective Services and report what you know and suspect. If you and others don't report abuse when you are aware of it, these children will not get the protection they deserve. Those precious children need your help; give them what you didn't get as a child.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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