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True Stories of Abuse

Posted by Sandra On April - 12 - 2010

These are all true stories of child abuse and neglect. Some of the stories you read will be from published newspaper articles and websites; while others are submitted by you: our readers & viewers. We are sharing these stories as an educational tool to help our readers understand abuse, how and why it happens, and how to recover from the after-effects.

* Are you a child abuse survivor?
* Have you been the victim of:
• emotional child abuse
• physical child abuse
• child neglect
• sexual child abuse
* Have you been forced to “keep the secret”?
* Have you been told that the abuse you suffered through “didn’t happen’ or “wasn’t that bad”?

If you’ve answered “YES” to any of these questions, we would love to hear your story. Please submit your story to us via email at: [email protected]

You can submit your story anonymously if you’d prefer.

READERS: We encourage & welcome all comments & feedback, but please note the following:

Rules of Etiquette for posting comments:

  1. Be respectful
    Many of the story writers have never before felt safe enough to disclose abuse. Keep this site a soft place for them to land.
  2. Be supportive
    Consider the story writer’s feelings. Disclosing abuse, even in a forum such as this, where there is anonymity, can be an extremely harrowing experience. An abuse survivor who writes a child abuse story often does so with great angst and trepidation. Offer support and encouragement.
  3. Do not include personal information
    I cannot control who visits this site—some visitors may have perverse motives. Therefore, in order to keep my visitors safe, I do not permit the disclosure of any information that is of a personal nature, such as last names, email or street addresses or phone numbers.
  4. Do not include website or blog URLs
    Not all websites and blogs are appropriate to this site. Therefore, I do not accept website or blog URLs to be included in comments; they will be stripped from the posting.

PLEASE NOTE: I only accept original material written by you, that has not been previously submitted to this, or any other, site.

AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS: I congratulate you for having the strength & courage to submit your story & share it with others!!  THANK YOU!!!


By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

All individuals portrayed on this site are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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