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May 02, 2010
Tammy:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You are a pillar of strength, which will go far—has GONE far—in giving your daughter a role model, one she can be very proud of. But also, she has someone important in her life who not only believes her, but is there for her to lean on. I hope you have someone YOU can lean on too. Thank you for keeping my visitors and me informed about this. I keep you in my thoughts.

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May 03, 2010
Child abuse
by: Anonymous

I have recently done a paper on child abuse and wanted to share so interesting facts i have learned. "When a child is sexually molested it interferes with their growth and development. Our brains are structured in three ways when we are growing up. The cortex is the outer surface, where higher thinking skills arise including the frontal cortex, the most recently evolved portion of the brain. The limbic system is the center of the brain where emotions evolves. The brain stem is the reptilian brain that controls basic survival functions. These observations indicate that trauma from sexual molestation can damage the frontal cortex, the limbic system (where emotion is) and one?s brain stem where the survival instinct is located. This can lead to a person having social and learning problems. According to Trauma-Resources Center, ?brain scans of people with relationship or developmental problems, learning problems and social problems related to emotional intelligence reveal similar structure and functional irregularities as is the case resulting from PTSD?. One of the most interesting things about someone who is traumatized is the way they handle an upsetting situation. They can often overreact to something small and stress the issue more. One other way of knowing is how long it takes them to get over the dilemma. Another way is how tough the person took the situation and how much it affected them personally."

May 03, 2010
ALL Children are Precious:
by: maurice

A good, true and real natural MOM: You are an inspiration to all MOTHER'S: Well done, your child is the luckiest child ever to have you as a MOM: The nature of a mother to protect is truly in evidence in what you are doing for her and her little friend> Your efforts will succeed: You are taking a brave stand for your child and by all accounts you will be a winner for her: Bad, Bad, people are the one's who are standing by the abusers of your child: How indifferent people can be to the abuse of the innocent and vunerable child: It is a blessing to read your love for you child and other children who have suffered at the hands of molesters: Good on you for taking The Stand:

Mar 24, 2011
Determined Mom Part 4
by: Anonymous

The trial date for my brother-in-law is fast approaching, less than a month away. My daughter has been doing exceptionally well in her healing as have I. But as the court date gets closer, I find myself feeling those angry feelings all over again, not to mention nervousness and hoping to God he is convicted. worried about the outcome. I don't want to have my daughter disappointed in all she has gone through to tell the truth- so proud of her for that.
Even though we have asked my in-laws to please leave us be since they don't support us, they have recently been trying to contact my younger daughter in hopes of manipulating her , luring her with money and false promises. It has been reported however it does not yet reach the statute for criminal harassment- very cunning these people. But I continue to educate my children on their abilities to keep themselves safe as well as the importance of telling the truth. I worry when this will ever end, and if not convicted how his family will treat us then- what they are capable of.
I continue to try to remain strong for my family, for my children and remind myself that I have power, so do my children, and no one can take that away ever again. Just trying to get through the next month as best I can.

May 12, 2011
Further developments
by: Anonymous

SO we were one day in to this trial against my brother in law. My daughter did a whole afternoon of testimony and did very well. Later into the day another witness came forward with new evidence to the police, in our favor. The information supplied was enough to cause the judge to declare a mistrial as it prettymuch destroyed the defenses case.
We now must start a new trial in about 7 months. It was difficult to hear that there will be more waiting, but also good news that the new evidence will only help our prosecution case.
There is always a chance he could change his plea up until the trial date, which hasn't been set yet. This has been a very grueling 2 years and to drag it thru a long drawn out court procedure can be very frustrating at times.
We are hanging in there and haven't given up.We are holding tight to the supports that we have and very thankful for them.

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