Notice, Evaluate. and conquer the signs of Child abuse.
A child may seem to be quiet and not talking hiding their fear and pain when ask what's wrong. They may be in fear of being sent back to the place where the abuse happens where it is dangerous and unsafe. Connie Johnson feared if she would tell, nothing would have been done because the laws wasn't implemented when she was a young girl no one did anything about it there was nowhere to go for help.
Not enough nutrients they may pocket food or save it for later. Decreasing their growth and development.
Some children do not like to play scared of other children bumping into them causing more pain to their wounds.
They may get teased a lot from other children because they pamper their hurt inside. not sharing their feelings.
Not wanting to leave from the place where they feel safe. Staying late.
low poor concentration unable to keep up they have anxiety of what will happen when they return to that unsafe place.
very smart and make excellent grades scared of failure.
Some children have no structure, no guidance, or protection they feel unloved, alone and afraid. Some are left to defend for themselves. No supervision leaving a child to make bad choices. And when they are raging out of control, they cannot understand why they are feeling neglected, separated and rejected. It can get out of control their behavior patterns change they have no respect for authority or parents.
Connie Johnson because of her mother's death she was left in an unlicensed group home where the child abuse was so horrific and terrified. Her heart had a void of emptiness that could not be filled.
when there is a decision to leave a child in these types of group homes is putting a child in an unsafe environment and in harm's way these are some of the things that could happen.
With Connie she was not taken out. When she did wrong or not, she would get horrible beatings the Doctor of her own wounds 'there was no laws she said' The child abuse she had was severe beatings, sexually molestation at an early age. Making her feel worthless, isolated, violation of her privacy her innocence was taken away by a grown man she felt alone, and no one could be trusted. No one reach out.
Connie said when kids are left alone to make choices in this day and time it is way too hard for a young child to figure it out by themselves. It causes mental disorders, depression, high levels of stress, anxiety. bipolar, and other disorders. Then comes rage, then guns, then drugs, then alcohol, long prison sentences or even death. child abuse can sometimes repeat its Cycle going into young adult hood called Domestic violence its patterns and cycle is all they know. When a child is reaching out don't say they are bad. They are asking for help something is wrong.
When a child is reaching out Sometimes there is no one to reach back.
REACH BACK AND HELP SAVE A CHILD!
a survivor of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, Connie’s mother past away when she was six years old. Forcing Connie to be put in a small unlicensed group home for many years. Where Connie received horrific abuse of beatings with extension cords, locked in basement, rape ,molestation and unbelievable wounds and scares that was hard to heal . There was no structure she was left without guidance, protection, support, love and food Connie was left to defended for herself, making some wrong choices and decision in her late teenage years she found herself in a long extended stay of Domestic Violence that almost took her life. She gain strength from being determine of having hope that one day it would end, She left that environment and life changes became strong for her. She fights in every way to bring awareness to others who has gone though such crimes, she said it is a crime for anyone to put their hands on another using physical abuse ,verbal abuse, and mental abuse When she look back on the anxiety, the depression and the rage of madness that her abuser inflict on her she began to research and found that it was a part of a physiological disorder that took a rage out against her.
Using her symptoms and signs of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence helps her to know she is able to reach out. Connie Johnson states she will always bring awareness and she will never stop trying.
Connie is using her signs on Domestic Violence Awareness
She is saying NO! STOP! DON”T DO THAT! for child abuse and Neglected children
The NO! is for Stop don’t hurt me, No means NO!
STOP. Which means STOP!
DON”T DO THAT! Means think first before you move forward.
Connie always say THINK FIRST before putting a child in harm's way such as some unlicensed group homes like Connie’s
She is determine to share resource's that are available and her story in helping to give awareness to others. For this reason Missing Pieces Publishing is Recognizing Connie Johnson for her encouragement, determination and constant fight to bring awareness on Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Domestic Violence.
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To all other if you see it, hear it, REPORT it. You may be saving a life
keep important documents out of the abuser hands. If you have to get a new job keep this information to yourself or a trusted person.
Please tell it to family member's let them know what is going on.
Contact children school leave your abuser name or any other information you have on them.
File at school for certain people you trust to pick your children up.
Teach your children to never tell your abuser where you live or give out telephones numbers or address
When leaving work never take the same route your abuser could follow you. If you see your abuser staking hanging around call your local police department , you are helping yourself make a paper trail on them.
Also have a talk with your children not to go with the abusers, if they see make sure they know who to call and tell.
Teach your children to scream out loud even though its annoying at home sometimes if a child make loud noises someone will come and help them.
Teach all Children to say these words loudly NO! STOP! DON'T DO THAT! and tell them to RUN! and yell loudly
file restrainer orders with your Local Police Department.
If you are wanting to re locate find house or apartments that have security gates and fences remember this may be a long stay or short you want to be able to feel free as you come and go
keep all your personal information to yourself if it get out the abuser can find you easy make it hard for them.
Keep yourself safe you may want to take a self defense class to help protect yourself.
Notice your surroundings try to be more observant.
Pack while your abuser is out of the house or will be gone for a while. Make sure someone will be able to pick the package, or put it in storage.
Pack little by little so it will not be observed by the abuser that things are missing from the home.
join a group to talk about it with others
You are not alone.
Some abusers have mental illness and disorders that can put you in a long hospital stay or even death.
It is embarrassing to say that some woman are the abuser. Men are abuse also physically, mentally, sexually and emotionally which is also Domestic Violence. This is serious and some men are not reporting in fear of being seen as weak.
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Earlene Walker is the founder and CEO of Missing Pieces Publishing, a literary home focusing on making others aware that there is life after living in a group home.