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View Poll Results: What would you do if a friend said they were being abused ?
tell a teacher 4 33.33%
asked the friend more questions 5 41.67%
tell your mom 5 41.67%
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abuse - January 23rd 2010, 01:55 PM

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Well i just learned that my friend is being physically abuse and when i saw her she was in somuch pain because her mom had kicked her in her stomach and she said it was purple and that her mom wouldnt leave her alone. IS there anything i can do
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Re: abuse - January 23rd 2010, 01:59 PM

Let her know that you are there for her. And talk to your friend about her recieving help from a school counselor or the police or any adult she trusts. She really has to get herself out of that abusive sistuation.
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Re: abuse - January 23rd 2010, 02:55 PM

Talk to ur friend let them know u r there and are going to support them throught this tough time. try dicuss places they can get help. if it helps them offer to go with them when they tell some1

the best plasces to report it would b school or police or even a doctor
but if they feel more comfortable just telling your mum or another adult then its a good start they can help 2.

take care and i hope your friend is ok.

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Re: abuse - January 24th 2010, 01:29 AM

Talk to your friend, right now she needs your support.Also, see if you can get her to go talk to the school counselor with you. If she won't, and you are worried that her mum might severely injury her, then you should go talk to your school counselor. Make sure that her mum is abusing her, although it sounds like she is, before telling your counselor, but talk to them, or even your teacher, because they can help your friend more than you can. They can get her out of that situation.

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Re: abuse - January 24th 2010, 04:29 AM

I'd make sure they knew they could talk about it with me if they wished and that they didn't have to be afraid. I'd then try to get them to tell someone else themselves but if it was continueing I wouldn't be able to just listen. As much as a friend may trust you and you think they would hate you if you told someone, they'll understand even if it takes them a while for them to relize that it was for there own good. I don't wish to discourage anyone from telling someone else but I'd be extreamly cautious on who I told if it came to that, normaly I'd say a teacher because I find it easy to talk to teachers and trust them very much, but some might not take it well. If absalutely nessesary I'd go to the police as quickly as I could.
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Re: abuse - January 24th 2010, 06:19 PM

Tell your friend that if they want to talk to you then you are there for them, but also let them kjnow that you aren't pushing them into telling you anything that they don't want to or don't feel ready to tell anyone yet. Hope it helps and good luck x
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