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Mar 03, 2008
You ARE good enough...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Haleigh, you know what's happening to you is very wrong and you know that what you are living in is hell. You don't deserve to be treated with such contempt. Your teacher was legally obligated to report what you disclosed to her. It was the police and Child Protection Services who let you down.

I understand your fear of your abusive father; he's carried out his threats before, and you weren't protected. But nothing will change as long as you refuse to tell the truth. A broken wrist and broken ribs, despite your soccer injury claims, should have alerted the medical professionals who treated you that there was—IS—suspected child abuse. It was their legal obligation to report their suspicions to Child Protection Services.

Haleigh, I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the abuse you are still dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, but should you decide to disclose, they can help you through the process. Regardless of whether or not you do disclose, you're worth the support, Haleigh.

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

Mar 11, 2008
life
by: Anonymous

no one will understand why horrible things happen like this and i dont think we will ever get the answer i want you to know there are alot of people who care for you and who is here to talk to you! you have got to go to the police and say LISTEN IM BEING ABUSED AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE DOING ANYTHING. you have to flat out demand help and get away...stop him and im so proud and i look up to you alot for telling your story God bless!

Mar 21, 2008
I'm terribly sad for you....If I were anywere near you, I would take you away with me to a safe place.
by: Erick

Oh my gosh!! How terribly awful,I just can't possibly imagine such a suffering.I really feel for you.I wish I was there to help you.You don't deserve such a miserable life.Oh please,I beg you not to commit suicide it won't do any good.I just hope you the best luck in avoiding your father.I understand why your sister is negative towards you.She grew up seeing your father torturing you,so she belives that you deserve it without any real knowledge about your soul.Your mother is just trying to same herself from your father's claws.I am almost certain that if she attempted to save you,she would end up like you.Try asking for help and tell them everything immediantely.Please don't let this horrible cycle continue, I beg you... I'm very sorry about this abuse.Your father needs to be put away,he can't possibly be okay in his mind.He must have serious mental issues.

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