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Dec 30, 2008
TELL someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Tatiana, drugs will definitely mess up a person's mind. When your mother yells at you and hits you and has expectations of you that are unreasonable, and when she takes you on drug buys and lets you watch her do the drugs, it's her addiction to the drugs that are at play. She's not in her right mind. That is NOT an excuse; it's merely an explanation. There are never excuses for mistreating a child.

You need to tell someone about what is happening to you, Tatiana, both at home AND at school. Talk to a school counsellor or a trusted teacher. You need the help of grown ups with regard to those boys. Getting yourself suspended from school is not the answer. Suspension might create some distance between you and those boys for a time, but sooner or later, you must go back and the problem continues. Not to mention the trouble you get into for getting suspended in the first place, and the fact that you are missing out on a good education, an education you absolutely need.

Tatiana, you don't deserve to be mistreated by anyone. You deserve love and respect. I 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 if you decide to disclose. And you should disclose; you're too special NOT to. Please get yourself some help. You are not in a position to do this by yourself.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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

Jan 27, 2009
can u ever call the police from these letters????
by: tatiana

just wondering cause my friend amy wants to put her story on her,
and she has physical evedience of child abuse.
and was wondering if she puts the pictures on here if you can call the police.

Jan 27, 2009
Tatiana:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

To reply to your question, I do not permit photos on stories pages. If your friend is experiencing child abuse, she needs to talk to someone about it, just like you do about the abuse you're enduring. I've supplied you a number to call; pass it along to your friend Amy.

As for posting her story here, sadly, there is no way for the authorities to trace someone through their story when they post it. I wish this wasn't the case, since there are virtually hundreds of stories on this site that SHOULD be handled by the proper agency.

And Tatiana, I must be upfront about my personal limits on this site. I cannot answer all the questions that are sent to me. I've made an exception in this case, but I won't be able to do so again. There just aren't enough hours in the day for me to answer the hundreds of questions I get every week from my visitors. I hope you understand.

I wish you and your friend all the best.

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

May 03, 2009
update?
by: Anonymous

tatiana, what happened? did you report the abuse? if you haven't yet, please do now!
god bless you.

Oct 22, 2009
love your self
by: Anonymous

hey sometimes life can be really hard but u just have to keep your head up and keep on going god hear your cry keep god first and pray

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