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Dee shares an extraordinary story about the terrible and hurtful thing that was done to her, the struggle she faced inside to share it, and how by facing that struggle, and telling her Mother what happened, she became the hero of her own story, went to the police, testified in court and she put a bad guy in jail.
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Dee lived with her Mom and her Mom had a lot of friends. One day while her Mom went out to pick up dinner with her girlfriends, one of her guy friends came over to watch Dee. He was a friend of the family. While her Mother was out, he closed her bedroom door and sexually abused her. He did things to her that she did not want.
Sexual abuse and child abuse are very serious things particularly when it is child sexual abuse. It's a thing that can be hurtful, confusing, shameful and very scary. Dee did not know what to do. When she was in school she was very quiet and kept to herself. She told no on what he did to her. Molested, sexual abuse, physical abuse, assault, sexual assault, whatever it was called, all she knew is that she was hurt and extremely sad.
Then one day when she was driving with her mom the truth came out and she felt so relieved it did. She told someone she trusted, her Mom, what happened and they cried together. He abused her sexually. Then eventually, they went to the police and told them too. She ended up at a trial and was incredibly brave to stand up for herself and testify - tell the trust about what he did to her. As a result, he is in jail, a bad guy is in jail, he is a sex offender, a sexual predator. And Dee is on her way to getting healthy and happy again.
"my sexual abuse story" is not one that will define her. Any form of abuse is not okay, whether it is sexual, physical or emotional. No one should be a victim of abuse - no one should have an abuse story. Dee is a victim but one that bravely faced the man who hurt her. He is a sex offender who hurt kids. She is not sad anymore but what happened will never go away. This is one abuse story that has sope.
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Lauren's Kids works to prevent abuse, protect children and help survivors heal. Learn more at http://LaurensKids.org
Darkness to Light:
Darkness to Light trains adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Learn more at http://www.D2L.org.
National Children’s Advocacy Center:
The NCAC delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. Learn more at http://www.nationalcac.org
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Child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, molestation, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sex offender, are all words and phrases children should never have to heal let alone experience. This storytime is one storybooth story that hope never to receive again. Its one of the sad stories that show how strong kids can be.
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People never do this to me not my friends not a family member not a cousin nope its because I was young I couldn't do any of this this was just torture for this poor little girl god damn hell yeah that boy went to jail he wasn't important in life anyway pedophilia
Ewwww you're mom is gay wtf is wrong whit gay peapole every time when I watch something else then gameplays's gay peapole arrive for gods fucking sake you're mom should die and where the hell is you're dad?!?!
2 months after i was 14 this happened to me now im almost 15 and hes rotting in hell.I try not to let it affect me but sometimes it does but know if its happening to you;u are not alone and speak up because theres always justice for you.
When a perpetrator intentionally harms a minor physically, psychologically, sexually, or by acts of neglect, the crime is known as child abuse. This page focuses specifically on child sexual abuse and the warning signs that this crime may be occurring.
What is child sexual abuse?
Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact between a perpetrator and a child. Some forms of child sexual abuse include:
Exhibitionism, or exposing oneself to a minor
Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing the minor to masturbate
Obscene phone calls, text messages, or digital interaction
Producing, owning, or sharing pornographic images or movies of children
Sex of any kind with a minor, including vaginal, oral, or anal
Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child's mental, emotional, or physical welfare
What do perpetrators of child sexual abuse look like?
The majority of perpetrators are someone the child or family knows. As many as 93 percent of victims under the age of 18 know the abuser. A perpetrator does not have to be an adult to harm a child. They can have any relationship to the child including an older sibling or playmate, family member, a teacher, a coach or instructor, a caretaker, or the parent of another child. According to 1 in 6, “[Child] sexual abuse is the result of abusive behavior that takes advantage of a child’s vulnerability and is in no way related to the sexual orientation of the abusive person.”
Abusers can manipulate victims to stay quiet about the sexual abuse using a number of different tactics. Often an abuser will use their position of power over the victim to coerce or intimidate the child. They might tell the child that the activity is normal or that they enjoyed it. An abuser may make threats if the child refuses to participate or plans to tell another adult. Child sexual abuse is not only a physical violation; it is a violation of trust and/or authority.
How can I protect my child from sexual abuse?
A big part of protecting your child is about creating a dialogue. Read more to learn about creating this dialogue and keeping your child safe.
Talk to Your Child if You Suspect Sexual Abuse
Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
What are the warning signs?
Child sexual abuse isn’t always easy to spot. The perpetrator could be someone you’ve known a long time or trust, which may make it even harder to notice. Consider the following warning signs:
Bleeding, bruises, or swelling in genital area
Bloody, torn, or stained underclothes
Difficulty walking or sitting
Frequent urinary or yeast infections
Pain, itching, or burning in genital area
Changes in hygiene, such as refusing to bathe or bathing excessively
Exhibits signs of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder
Expresses suicidal thoughts, especially in adolescents
Has trouble in school, such as absences or drops in grades
Inappropriate sexual knowledge or behaviors
Nightmares or bed-wetting
Overly protective and concerned for siblings, or assumes a caretaker role
Returns to regressive behaviors, such as thumb sucking
Runs away from home or school
Shrinks away or seems threatened by physical contact
Where can I get help?
If you want to talk to someone anonymously, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453), any time 24/7.
Learn more about being an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
To speak with someone who is trained to help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online at online.rainn.org
MY ABUSE STORY
so when i was 69 months old, on my birthday (4/20) i sparked a fat one with paps, and i toked 3 times and passed to the right.... that was my first mistake, my dad grabs the blunt and burns to dicks into my arm with the L, then tokes the WHOLE THING IN ONE FAT ASS RIP (CANT MAKE THIS SHIT UP DEADASS). So im sittin there baked asf, got 2 dicks on my arm and shit, and my uncle walks in. UH OH AM I RIGHT NIQQAS. so my uncle, he like "boay you want a 3rd dick", yeah, so i get the dickenson treatment from uncle jimmy, then i walk downstairs and see my sister raping the family cat, like wtf. tuesdays are my cat raping days not hers, and she was raping him anyways. SHITS FUCKED BOYS. so anyways, i walk into my kitchen, grab a spatula, cook up som sauce, and get lost in the sauce, then the lean kicks in, and i OD. END OF STOY SHITS DEADASS CAN WE PLEASE GET 500 LIKES?!?!?!?!?!
Hope all of you guys have a blessed day! (Btw for people with depression and or people going with mental problems) don't for get don't EVER take the exit pills BECAUSE YOUR PERFECT FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE! FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY!
I almost looked to sayoris death... BUT I DIDN'T! IF YOU LET PUT YOUR FEELING OUT... you can be...
A STRONG INDEPENDENT PERSON! please... don't look to these things.... don't end it life is great! enjoy life,enjoy the experience because when you pass away to old age you will understand what life is worth.
you can do it.
Share, live, laugh, love the experience. Your unique you are control your life and don't let anyone underestimate that.
Love ya see ya in the new day.
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