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May 22, 2008
TELL someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Matthew, stealing a car must have consequences, but what you described to me in your story is at the very least cruel and excessive punishment. The fact that your 17-year-old cousin is a part of these punishments and that you have been bound goes way beyond discipline; that IS abusive.

If these things are happening to you, report it to your local child protective services agency. Contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting and give you the number to call where you live.

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

May 24, 2008
hi im alice
by: Anonymous

well writing the story was the hardest for me but when i read the other stories i had enough courage that i wrote my story.well i know how hard it is im 13 and it was very hard for me to tell people the only person i told this stuff to is my boyfriend he understands why i cant tell.I know it is very hard to tell but you have to or they will one day go to far hopefully not.
well its my opinion.

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