Child Abuse is Avoidable

by Donelle F
(Fresno, California, USA)

What is wrong with the world today? It is sad that the only way a child can get help is to run away from their problems. I know from experience how it feels to have the system let you down, and to know that your only way out is is to leave the only place you have every known. To walk down a cold street and not know if you will be safe or die from worse things than what you have just left. The night I ran away I was scared and cold, but at least I had a friend I could go to. Many kids these days do not even have that. I was forced to take that action, because the over worked and under paid social services worker did not feel that my case was bad enough to take action. I thank the lord every day that I had the strength to get away, and am lucky that my real father could save me from that hell. I survived, but many others have not. Praying is not always enough. We must have the strength and understanding to help those who can not help themselves. Please help. There are many ways to help from joining a club or group to something as simple as listening to a child.

Abuse is 100% avoidable.
It only takes one person to stop it....You!

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Mar 15, 2011
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I couldn't agree more. Child abuse IS most definitely avoidable. And each of us has to do our part to that end. Those of us who have been abused can take action in a way that turns pain into power. You've done that today by sharing a little about what happened to you. And because of what happened to you, you understand the flaws in the system; and are now speaking out. Speaking out can make a world of difference in a world that often seems indifferent. Keep speaking out, Donelle, and thank you for sharing your thoughts and all-important message with my visitors and me.

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