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Many people don’t get why abuse victims don’t run away from their abuser if they are not physically chained. The problem is that you can be held captive in ways that are invisible to the surroundings. You can be emotionally handcuffed. Abusers use different tactics to control the victims’ lives. Abuse is not always physical, it occurs in ways that the human brain finds hard to imagine: physically and sexually, but also emotionally, verbally, socially, spiritually, and financially.

To me it seems like many people find it hard to understand how badly mental abuse can affect your life. It’s almost like no one hears you scream for help when you are being emotionally tortured. Even if you tell people what you are going through, they still don’t understand how bad it is. If you are going to get people’s attention, you need physical scars, wounds, and…

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Student Who Hung Noose at Duke Campus Issues Apology, Will Be Allowed to Return to Campus

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© Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg FILE - Duke students walk by Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg © Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg FILE – Duke students walk by Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg

A Duke University student who admitted hanging a noose on campus last month has been sanctioned but will be allowed to return to the university next semester. 

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What Would You Say Mama?

Originally posted on Punk rock mamma's Blog:

I hear you crying late at night and see the scars and bruises.
He scares me too mama, to see my dad abuse you.
Maybe one day it will be me or my baby sister on the floor in pieces.
Don’t stay for us mama, because you’re the one we needed.
What would you say mama if years from now this happened to the baby?
Would you tell her to stick it out and prey that she can change him?
I only get one mama, I need you every day.
Please don’t let me be the reason that you always

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Winston-Salem woman convicted of abusing 10-month-old daughter

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was convicted Thursday on charges that she neglected and physically abused her 10-month-old daughter, resulting in multiple fractures.

Candice Monique Johnson, of Brambleton Court pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Judge Patrice Hinnant of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges, agreeing to a plea arrangement, and sentenced Johnson to 5 months to 15 months in prison.

The girl’s father, Angelo Demitrice Ford, 44, of Sunset Drive entered Alford pleas in February in connection with the physical abuse of the girl, Alana. An Alford plea means that Ford didn’t admit guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him had the case gone to trial. Ford entered Alford pleas to three counts of felony child inflicting serious physical injury. He was sentenced to two years…

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Teaching Sex Abuse Prevention In Schools Is Critical

Originally posted on Healing Beyond Survival:

goodtouch_badtouchSchools have felt that the proper time to begin talking to kids about sex is in middle school health class. Even then, many parents get up in arms at the idea of Sex Ed being taught to their children. When I read that some statistics show that up to one-third of middle schoolers are already sexually active, I wondered, “How many of these kids have already been sexually abused by then?”

“Age is a significant factor in sexual abuse. While there is risk for children of all ages, children are most vulnerable to abuse between the ages of 7 and 13.The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old. However, more than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8. Child Sexual Abuse Facts

“Erin’s Law is not a sex ed bill,” she (Erin) said in testimony to the House’s Judiciary Committee Tuesday. “This…

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Dim Sum – The Lord’s Favor Campaign – 2

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

Prayer for Well-Being – for Inner Peace 

This is a prayer (first  of eighteen –  please see categories of prayer in yesterday’s 1 March, 2015 blog introducing this campaign) )  prepared by the loveSingapore network ofSingapore churches in celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015 to be used by Singaporean Christians to bless those The Lord prompts to bless.

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