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Jun 21, 2009
TELL someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Rachel, I'm so proud of you for having the courage to write your story, and I'm so honoured that you would write it on my site. I understand how painful it is to type it out. I also understand how difficult it is to talk about what you've endured. Just understand that none of what happened to you was your fault. NONE OF IT. Your mother is making choices in men that keep exposing you to sexual assault. She is not making healthy choices for you. You deserve to be kept safe from harm. You most certainly do not deserve to be assaulted.

Please...please Rachel, disclose to someone who can actually help you to be safe from these sex offenders. Talk to a trusted teacher or a school counsellor. I also urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about what you are dealing with. 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 you NEED to report that you are being raped by your mother's boyfriend. You can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help You'll find more information about them there. Call them, Rachel. You've taken such a brave first step by posting your story here; and I thank you for sharing with my visitors and me. Now it's time to take the next step...share what you're dealing with to people who are in a position to help you. You're too special and worthy NOT to, Rachel.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Jun 22, 2009
I too see courage now be brave and strong for others.
by: maurice

Rachel, just read Darlene's comment back to you she understands how courageous you were in sitting at your computer and finding her site. She sure knows how good her site is for people who are afraid to talk or trust others with their story of real abuse. That is what those men did to you. Oh please now be brave and strong firstly for yourself and then for other girls your age when those horrible men did things to you. THose sicko's are probably doing it all over again on little girls. Please for their innocent sakes tell the Authorities. I bet Rachel you have a friend or two who you tell all your intimate stuff to Called Friends. There is strength in numbers so hold hands with them and tell someone all three of you know will listen and trust you. I know you don't want the same thing to happen to other girls that you were forced to endure. Hi Rachel Say over and over again it was not my fault, I was helpless and vulnerable for these brutes to do to me what they did. Begin to say I love Me, I am beautiful, My body is beautiful, keep showering away the memories of what those men did to you. be gentle with yourself and your beautifulness. Hug yourself to bits and let those you trust do likewise. It works wonders Rachel. Don't you be harming that beautiful body of yours. You know that is not the answer. read and take into your mind the positives that Darlene asked you to do . You'll be fine she knows what is good for each of her many visitors.You stay writing out your feelings on her site it is healing therapy knowing you are getting great love from Darlene's heart. Rachel Look in the mirror and say I can accomplish anything I want in my life. Also why would I want to harm any part of this beautiful body I see before me. ???

Mar 04, 2011
School report
by: Anonymous

It very good for you 2 let out your feeling i am 12 years old and i have no clue what u r feeling but i feel bad i hope u can get throgh it with all my heart

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