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Mar 05, 2008
Excellent advice, Elaine
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Originally posted Oct 10, 2007

Thank you for taking the time to share this important information with my visitors.
The only thing I'll add is that at the core of abuse—indeed, any type of violence—is the mis-use of power. Whenever there is an imbalance of power, there is potential for abuse. Children have very little power; and children who are abused often grow up still feeling a sense of powerlessness well into adulthood. But through the support of others and some type of professional counselling, these adults can turn pain into power.

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

Mar 05, 2008
Good Advice
by: Francine

Originally posted Oct 10, 2007

Elaine, your advice is amazing! I still know that your parents are the ones responsible for abusing you, and its their own fault, not yours, so I must say that you are RIGHT!!! I'm so glad that you probably got help from a social worker, and I'm so proud of you! You are brave and strong and you deserve to be happy; just don't let anybody think otherwise (even including your parents)! As for your parents, however, they need a lot of help, although this doesn't mean you still need to be your mom's "counsellor"; she'll need a real counsellor (not you, of course), a professional one that knowes a lot about mentasl illnesses. Keep up the good work!

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