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Mar 17, 2017
To Rachel:
by: Darlene - Webmaster

You're right. So many parents do not realize that children can and do sexually abuse other children. Not as often as adults do, but it happens. And when it does, it's because the offending child has been sexually abused in some way. There was more going on in Maria's life than just what went on with David.

You were put at risk as a result of your father's selfishness. I can certainly understand why you've decided to cut all ties with him. It's self-preservation.

Information/knowledge is a powerful thing. And it can be used for the greater good. You sharing here is for the greater good because it helps to get the word out to parents: It's not only the adults that one has to be concerned about.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love and continued healing energy.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

Apr 08, 2017
I understand
by: Sydney R. (Age 14)

I know that it was hard to understand at such a young age, in fact, I went through almost the exact same situation, when I was 5. I had PTSD, which brought a lot of night terrors and led to my severe depression. 7 years after my abuse happened, I came forward to my father, and surprisingly, he had gotten me the help that I needed. I felt like nobody understood me or could tell why I was so 'different', but when I got older and understood what had actually happened to me, I was changed. In conclusion, I would like you to know that just because it happened doesn't mean that you are 'weird' or 'different'. Sadly, things like this happen all the time. But I would like for you to know that you are not alone and I hope you and your father can have a more open relationship or even a relationship at all. I would like you to keep inspiring people with your story and although it's not a pleasant one, I think it can really help prevent stuff like this from happening again.

I wish you the best, Sydney

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