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Getting taken away? - August 28th 2009, 02:08 AM

So my dad abuses me emotionally but has punched my brothers in the face and threatens me. He screams at me, puts me down and everything. I self harm severely, have thoughts of suicide, and have been diagnosed with depression as a result of this abuse. If I told my school counselor would they most likely take me away from my parents? I am 16, straight A student and am overly mature. I am scared to death and sleep with the door locked clutching a knife. I need to get out of here, but I do not know how. I want to stay in my city and finish high school at my same high school. How would I get out of here? I am in the USA in Massachusetts.
   
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Re: Getting taken away? - August 28th 2009, 02:16 AM

Tell your counselor he/she will help you with everything. They will need to call the cops and report abuse now I'm not sure what age that Social Services stops taking kids away but where I am from what I understand they don't really take people over the age 16 if you got problems you're on your own. But if you talk to them they will help you and probably get you social assistance to help you get out (student welfare etc). Tell them it's important someones knows.


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Re: Getting taken away? - August 28th 2009, 05:59 AM

Massachusetts has pretty good social services. The first thing they would try is getting everybody in counselling. I don't think you need to worry about your family being broken up. Taking you out of the home is when everything else fails. Their first priority will be to fix what is going on in the family.

I agree that you need to see the counsellor. For yourself. The self harm thing is something you need help with now.


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Re: Getting taken away? - August 28th 2009, 08:57 PM

You might try contacting a place like DFAX or if your parents have a will they will put you with who your parents stated in their will. You are right though you NEED to and have a RIGHT to get out of there.
   
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