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Jan 06, 2008
NOT helpless...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Your mother is NOT helpless to stop the abuse, Jon. Yes, she's helpless to fight your father physically or to protect herself or you or your sister from his blows, but she has access to resources that would get you, your sister and herself out of the house and therefore, away from your abusive father.

The way the school handled your obvious abuse was incompetent and heartbreakingly idiotic. Phoning your father was virtually the WORST decision they could have made. The way they mishandled your situation basically taught you that telling will only lead to more and even more severe abuse. Shame on them! They should have reported immediately.

You say that DSS and the police have been to your home because of screams that are clearly some sort of abuse, but you didn't elaborate. I take it you and your sister did not disclose what was really happening in your home. I take it that your mother did not stand up for you or your sister. I take it that your father lied yet again.

Jon, you said that for the past year or so "this has stopped since my parents have stopped drinking." I hope the abuse HAS stopped. But you still need help. You still need someone to talk to in order to deal with the emotional effects. Please consider contacting Child Help so that you can talk to a professionally trained counsellor about what you have been through. They can be reached by phone 24/7 at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Check out their website at www.childhelp.org

Jon, if you are still being abused, or witnessing the abuse of your mother, please tell someone you trust. I know you're scared and you believe nothing good will come of disclosing, but if you don't tell you continue to be in danger. You are worth so much more than living a life of hell. You should have a mother and father who love and protect and nurture you. You've been shafted, Jon. You really do deserve more.

Jan 07, 2008
Same with me
by: Francine

I'm sorry about what you had to go through. My brother would beat me up, too, and no one ever did anything about it at all. I really feel you, Jon.

Jan 14, 2008
PRAYERS
by: Anonymous

I HOPE YOU GET THE HELP YOU NEED MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

May 14, 2008
Be well
by: Jonno

I feel so sorry for you having to go through something so destructive like that. Your at an age where theres alot of things that are confusing, and may seem too much sometimes, as believe me i have experienced similar distress. What you need to remember is that none of this is/was ever a result of you or your actions, and that you are a unique, and beautiful individual with a chance to show the world your inner beauty-starkly contrast with the horrors that you have experienced. You have an amazing journey ahead of you, spiritually and physically-so dont let events of the past impact on your judgement. My love and prayers are with you Jon. Take it easy.

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