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May 19, 2010
Kennesaw:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I understand the barriers you've had to face; I too have had to tear down such walls that have been placed in front of me. And I don't allow such barriers to interfere with the goals I've set for both myself and my website. Sounds like you've made the same decision.

I too was disturbed when I learned of the statistics showing that child abuse had gone down, both for the reasons you've stated and because they showed figures for years that no longer apply. The reality is that child abuse has gone UP since 2008, which many believe is as a result of the global economic situation. Children are at greater risk for abuse during economic downturns, which furthers your argument that we cannot lay low on this issue. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with my visitors and me, Kennesaw, and for NOT laying low on this issue. We need more people like you in the world.

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May 20, 2010
Abuse will sadly never be too far away even in 2010
by: maurice

Kennesaw: you sure have warned us all that we must be alert and on our guard to speak up for the new voiceless children/teens/adoleents/young adults of abuse: than you too Darlene for your warnering and encourageing words when abuse is most ready to rear it's awfulness again in modern days of economic uncertainty: Will man/woman ever value and respect each other not to fall into the same pit of distructive behaviour against the innocent and the vunerable: Thankfully I believe the mmajority will always be the winners in Loving and cherishing our children equally the world over: The family Unit will succeed: All forms of honest to goodness family Unit's: thank you both again for keeping us on our Guard: Your Site is awesome: is empowering: is a safe haven: is a good place to begin healing from the awefulness of abuse and it's effect's: Good on you Darlene.

Sep 13, 2011
Abuse awareness has gotten better in time
by: Sarah

I am a child of abuse. Sexual,verbal, and physical. I went to school with a book from the library showing explicit photos of abused children. I was crying for help. The school did not respond. I had a child at 10 that I had adopted out. The pregancy was from my moms boy friend. Still no one listened to me. I lived on the streets after the birth until I was 16. I won't go into the stuff that happened over the years. Now that I am grown with a family, I find myself thinking back of how I wished it would have been and incorporate that into my family life now. I even found some peace enough to take care of my mother who had her leg amputated and took her in my home. I do not forgive her but I still love her. Times are better and the laws now came out that teachers, doctors, and others have to listen and have to report. Late for me but I am glad the time has changed. I fight with my demons everyday but I know that children now are being heard.

Sep 13, 2011
The only person I can change is myself I have to always believe in me
by: maurice

I am amazing I am NOW the architect of my own destiny: At 65 it has taken me this long to accept this: I can't change the other: even the one who was abused: even the abuser: I can't change either: They need tocome to a realization that I have realized for my own peace of mind. That is I can only change myself: Counselling will and does help my acceptance of Me saying I can only change ME. The hard part is that the one who abuses has to accept that too: at 65 even today I live with people who have'nt a clue about me: admitting The only person I can change is me; If my abuser was alive I doubt if I could convince him: I can only change myself: Darlene changed herself from being a victim into being in victory over her abusers: They were not going to admit what I have just admitted:

Sep 14, 2011
I AM AMAZING: The Architect of my own Destiny
by: maurice

I hope you feel that way about yourself NOW today: I hope and pray you are in a better place in yourself Today because you acted on darlene's loving comment to you: You are too smart (intelligent) to do anything except be true to yourself: I hpe you are having a healthy mind in a healthy body: You'll be a winner: Live well: Laugh alot: LOVE much: ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF I WILL : I CAN : I MUST : BECAUE I AM WORTH IT:

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