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Jan 12, 2010
Shannon:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I wish I could answer your question. I'm so sorry that you are not getting the help you so desperately need. I couldn't agree with you more: children need to be taken seriously. Just don't stop telling. Insist on speaking with a supervisor when you are dismissed by a social worker at DFS. While I can't guarantee that will make a difference, it's worth a try. Keep your head up, Shannon, and when you need someone to talk to, contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. You can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

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Jan 12, 2010
Sane here
by: Anonymous

Shannon, I had the same idiotic system growing up, too; in fact, no one ever believed me at all when I tried to tell them that my so-called family tried to destroy, hurt or kill me; in fact, they just simply mocked me, laughed in my face and even told me that everything was "pretty much my fault", that I "deserved what I got", that I "only break the rules in the house", that I "never obeyed my 'family'", that I should just "shut up, go home and quit trying to cause my so-called family's troubles", well, you name it...so all I have now is my boyfriend. Anyways, please keep telling until someone will finally listen to you.

Jan 13, 2010
Keep Telling!
by: Karen W

Shannon, keep telling someone. When it happens, run and run fast. Run to the closest phone or neighbor's house. INSIST that the police are called while the marks are still fresh. Kind of hard to deny abuse when the marks are still fresh. When the abuse happens, scream, do anything to draw attention. Do NOT remain silent. Do you carry a cellphone? If so, I am sure there are signs the abuse is about to happen. An attitude, words, whatever. Dial 911 and toss the phone on the couch or floor. This way, the police can HEAR what is happening. They can trace a call on a cell phone. If you can't call the police, call a friend you trust that knows what is happening. let them know that you will do this if the abuse starts happening. Ask them to call the police for you when the call comes through. Don't give up!!! If it makes you feel any better, WE BELIEVE YOU!

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