The Need to Speak Out About Child Abuse

by Tanya
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

As a domestic abuse survivor and the parent to 2 girls who were sexually abused, I, thank you for providing a site that people can come together and share their stories. Many times the subject(s) are found to be taboo and not many want to talk about it. However, without bringing it out into the open, we would never be able to have the potential to save someone, even 1 person from the pain and humiliation that is felt by many of the abused. We need to continue to speak out, reach out, and show love and compassion to others who need us at the darkest times in their lives.

Thank you

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Apr 17, 2011
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I thank YOU for bringing to light the fact that we must all speak up about child abuse if we have any hope in helping those who have been victimized by it. And I hope that you and your two girls are on the road of healing and recovery. Your post here certainly shows that you're turning pain into power. Keep up the great work, Tanya! Thank you for sharing with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

Apr 17, 2011
Re: Speak out about Child Abuse
by: Anonymous

Good for you, Tanya! I also am a survivor of child sexual abuse. Maybe one day, I can be just as strong as you. You're an inspiration!

Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU: You are truly a very special person
by: maurice

You are a Mother of two special little girls and I join with anonymous comment because it is a heart one: Darlene as always affirms you for your honesty in putting on paper on her site you inspiring words to her and all her visitors: She's truly an advocate of love, care, concern for the abused baby/child/adolecent/young adult. She is a true visionary and this site is a safe place for all abused irrespective of colour or creed to begin their healing process with her comment made persoanl to eaach of her visitors: Thank YOU; love and cherish your two beaitiful children: Help and encourage them to have healthy minds in healthy bodies: encourage them to be part of team sports with their friends/class mates and to take part in their Physical Education proram at school: go for walk with them so you too will have a healthy mind in a healthy body: Oh yes, no lazy attitudes now: It is the most natural way to get to know your children:

Apr 21, 2011
by: Scott 1

Hello my fellow Canadian. I would like to add that silence is a nasty side effect of child abuse. Silence because parents and siblings dont want to air their dirty little secrets or bone filled closet to the community much less each other/themselves. Its devestating and frustrating, avoidence and denial that is. Speaking from experience and its going on near 50 years of non-discussion. Once Im dead it will be burried with me, unresolved, unconfronted. Maybe its too embarrassing for them to confront...what about the child/adult victim/surviver.

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