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Mar 27, 2009
TELL someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Shannon, you need to tell someone what your father is doing to you. You do not deserve to be mistreated. You do not deserve to be sexually assaulted. Please tell a trusted teacher, a school counsellor, the parent of a friend, someone who can help you, someone who will ensure you are kept safe. Loving fathers DO NOT molest their daughters. He will not stop until someone makes him stop.

While I thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me, I must 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 your father is doing to you. 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 if you decide to disclose the abuse.

Just remember that none of this is your fault, Shannon. The blame is squarely on the shoulders of your father, the man who is supposed to protect you and keep you safe from harm. You ARE worthy of true respectful love. You ARE worthy of caring and nurturing, dignity and respect. The power you have is your voice, your ability to tell. Please do so. Be strong and be your own advocate.

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

Mar 27, 2009
Shannon, your Specail
by: maurice.

Please heed Darlen's words of love to you. she knows best what is best for you after telling your story, you are a very brave young girl. this is your first step to being free of that awful Man called your Daddy. No Daddy has a right or to molest your tender body in such a way. You be strong and tell someone you really like and trust. Shannon your innocence is being taken away by this terrible man called your father. I am sure you have a frind or friends your own age that know this is happening to you. allow them to be your best friends and go with you to a teacher or the Authorities Police. You will be strong. Say I'm special and I love me and I will heed Darlene's words of Love to me. She wants me to be safe and loved because I'm Special.

Mar 27, 2009
My Similar Life
by: Danielle

When I read your story I was amazed at how similar it was to my life. I am 13 years old and my mom died when I was 5. She had terminal bone cancer. Well, after my mom died my dad became extremely depressed. He started to drink alcohol 24/7. He would always hit me and abuse until I was about 8. Then he started to make me have sex with and give him massages (if you know what I mean). Finally just after my 13th birthday I realized that I deserve better than this. So I told my math teacher at school. And yeah. Now I live in a foster home. I have to say living in a foster home isn't the best place in the world but it is better then my life before. Tell someone! Get yourself out of that horrible position.

Mar 27, 2009
Not you
by: Exanimis

What your father is and has been doing to you is NOT your fault. Your father has a serious problem that will not go away on it's own. You need to tell someone. If you are afraid that your dad might get in trouble remember this, he will not stop or change unless you get him that help. You need to get away from him and he needs to face the consequences of his actions. Please tell someone and never ever blame yourself. It is not your fault.

Mar 27, 2009
tell someone
by: Anonymous

You should tell a trusted adult. You do not deserve this. Sexual abuse is very very wrong.
Good luck.

Mar 28, 2009
Shannon we love you, please get help
by: Maurice

Shannon, let your confused mind about all that your Father is doing to you. be free to say no to his horrible dis-respect of your tenderness of years. from the positive words of those who have endured similiar abuse give you inner strength and the courage to tell someone you trust. All girls your age have pals/friends who they share naturally with of what is happening in their lives. Let them hold hands and hug you as you tell a teacher or indeed an Aunt'Uncle whom you trust. If that is hard then take Darlene's words of love to you Phone or tell the Authorities Police. or a help-line for children who are being abused. You're a clever Girl, you know what your father is doing to you is WRONG>WRONG Shannon all our hearts go out to you because we really care about you.

Apr 09, 2009
You or no-one deserves this
by: Anonymous

Nothing you have done or could ever do is an excuse to be treated this way and nothing that ur father has been thru gives him the right to do it to you. You are probably feeling scared and alone but there are people who can and will help you if you ask for it. You said that this has been going on for years you deserve to have your life back and to do this it will more than likely take 4 u to say something. I would advise that you speak to someone who will have information and the facilities to help u such as childline, they can listen advice and give u practical help as you really should ask for it. If not then a counsellor, a school nurse, a teacher is a possibility but i would recommend childline Shannon. I wish you all the luck and you are strong you can do this, don't suffer anymore.

May 05, 2009
thats not good
by: rocio velazquez

HEY IT IS NOT OK TO BE AFRID IF YOU ARE IF YOU ARE JUST DON'T GO TO YOUR MOMS HOUSE OK AND DONT BE AFRIAD TO TELL POEPLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU.

May 06, 2009
I hope you had the corage to tell someone who will help you
by: maurice

Just. re-read your story, I agree with the latest well wish comment to you. Please don't be afraid to tell on your very nasty Father. He is using and abusing you Shannon 4. I think you know that now from all the loving/caring comments you've received. Especially from Darlene, she really cares about you and your welbeing. Please re-read her comments to you. Your true friends will help you to relate your horrendous happenings to you by your Father, Tell a teacher that you trust and who you know will listen to you. You do not deserve to have your body cheapened or molested sexuallly by your this Sex/physical abuser. It is not natural and I think you know that Shannon.
Be Brave, Be strong and get your little pals to help you be so.

May 25, 2009
Tell
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry you are going through this. Please tell someone. Someone at school,family, call 911. You have to tell before anyone can help you. Please tell someone that can help you...Yell, shout tell someone... hears you. Please tell someone. Tell enough people... something will hear you and help you. My heart goes out to you. Myself I was so afraid I never told anyone till I was 16, I was so afraid after I told them, I told them I could not go back to that place...they would kill me. The day I told, I never step in that hell hole again. Please take a chance and believe someone will HELP you. please!!Reach out. My heart and tears goes out to us. Please take that first step for help.

Sep 30, 2009
a short message
by: Anonymous

TELL !!

Sep 30, 2009
Do I detect you are finding it hard to tell someone. ?
by: maurice

Oh Shannon 4. all our hearts are with you at this time. Again take the courage into tour hands and read Darlene's Comment to you. She has certainly given you the right advice. It is up to you to have the courage and take the neccessary action to stop your Father doing what he is doing to you. ABUSING YOU> Your innocence is being taken away from you by this not good father of his child. I am sure Shannon a frind your own age whom you trust and have told what he is doing. with her help hold hands and be brave go to a Counsellor or someone in a position to take him out of your life. All because you're worth it. You are aware that Darlene and all of her visitors love you, care about you, pray for you, My previous comments have re-assured you of that. But you are the one who must have courage, hard though that may be and let the authorities know your Father is doing bad and wrong things to you. Be Brave, say, I can, I will, I must, just for me with a little help from my friend (s)

Oct 25, 2009
Tell
by: Kay0382

There is help. Please take the steps. I know...I lived with it. I know it started early...but I know it ended @ three weeks after my 16th birthday. Why...I told someone. Please reach out...tell someone. No child should go through this. You are strong. Please...we all know it is scray and think it will get worse. It can't...you are already going through HELL...Please take those first steps to get the help you need and put him in jail. Trust is hard for you, but remember we are all here to help you, but you will have to take those first steps to heal. Run...Run... trust someone to help you. Please.

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