Helping My Friend

by Ashley
(Texas, USA)

I volunteer at an advocacy center, so I see some children every day. I don't talk to them because I am a minor. But one of my friends gets hit by her dad all of the time. We are working on stopping that. I am going to go into law enforcement so I can help prevent child abuse.


Thank you for informing the people. You are doing a great job.

Email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses AND website/blog URLs in visitor comments are strictly prohibited.

Comments for Helping My Friend

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 14, 2007
You're a great friend . . .
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

You didn't say in your comments, but I hope you are trying to get help for your friend, and not trying to deal with the situation she is coping with on your own. If you're not yet working with the advocacy center on this, please either talk to someone there, or contact the authorities or a reporting agency about the abuse your friend is enduring.

And good on you for wanting to make a difference, Ashley. Good on you for wanting to go into law enforcement in order to help prevent child abuse. We need more youth like you in our world today.

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

Dec 14, 2007
Good work
by: LLS Buffalo

I can tell by some of the language you use that you are good at helping people out. "We are working on ..." for example. Get a degree in sociology also. It will come in handy one those bad nights as a cop.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Child Abuse Commentary.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.



Most Recent

  1. Feel Extreme Guilt

    Apr 25, 17 08:19 AM

    I had been repressing the guilt of playing sexual games and forcing my cousin brother to tongue kissing with me. I am 24 now but keep remembering the same

    Read More

  2. Not To Blame

    Apr 18, 17 11:04 AM

    I was in my 10th standard and like every girl, I was very conscious of the weight problem. I used to go to my Music tuitions in the evening, and once I

    Read More

  3. Bad Dreams Surfacing

    Apr 13, 17 10:32 AM

    I am having a dream about my abusive stepfather where he wants my brother and me to change his soiled diaper. He started abusing me at the age of three

    Read More

Take the quiz

Fill out my online form.
HTML Forms powered by Wufoo.
E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...