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May 10, 2012
To Anonymous:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Child abuse IS usually done in the privacy of closed doors, though those closed doors don't necessarily prevent neighbours and family from suspecting or knowing that abuse is happening behind those doors. All too often, the real privacy issue is the one where people who do suspect or know that child abuse is going on simply decide that it's not their business to act, that it's a privacy issue best handled by the family involved. Recent studies still show that the majority of people would not report incidents of suspected child abuse. Even mandated reporters often do not make a report. So we still have a long way to go when it comes to reporting. We also need to have more support systems in place for new and not-so-new parents, support systems that help parents with all aspects of child-rearing and expectations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue with my visitors and me. And always remember that as an adult, you now have choices in your life, choices you didn't have when you were a child. Sometimes the first of those choices means putting distance between one Self and family members, if that's what it takes for healing to begin. I 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

May 11, 2012
Touched by your idea!!
by: Rita M

Dear Right to Privacy,
I really agree with you 100%.Abuse is so hidden because the abusers know they are aware of what they are doing wrong.Although there are children
that are grown survivors and think they were taught right and don't even know they are abusing their child.OR The child knows how they were abused and don't know how damaged they were until they had their own children.I was in a foster home that were surounded by professional people
like doctors,police,teachers,dentists were all
very close by and yet when I ran away I was put right back into the home again by the police.Workers came when it was too late and the damage was severly done already.My doctor at the time was my foster parents friends and never cared to look to see why I was in such horrid shape.I would've love to have had you back then with those rules of a live in police or social worker or what ever profession because anyone in a profession has to by law report abuse.I wish your laws could be passed as top priority.Thankyou for your input here.I don't know if you are professional but ,it would be appreciated if you were.I was a very battered child and because of that I am on a disability.
The one thing I could do is at least help someone too.My foster parents were and still are pillars
of the town to this day.I still wander how safe the children are.You have touched my heart.God Bless you.
Rita M

May 11, 2012
The Right to Privacy
by: Anonymous

Dear Anonymous. I read your article and it did bring some healing to me as a survivor of child sexual abuse. It is so true that child abuse does happen behind closed doors. I wish the law would be stricter with child abuse offenders. I am now coming to realize that what happened to me as a child is not my fault and the offenders do use power against their victims and also have issues themselves. Thank you so much for helping me realize this. Bless you.

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