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For abused teens

A guide for teenagers with abusive parents
(right-click → ‘save as’ to download)

The 87-page guide contains information on:

  1. How to minimize abuse in the short term.
  2. Long-term options for getting out of an abusive household.
  3. How to undo mental damage caused by abuse.

If you are currently being abused, don’t give up.  You are not legally obligated to live in an abusive household.  There are options available to you for getting out of an abusive situation such as going to the police, getting a restraining order, emancipation, Job Corps, etc.  You still have options even if you have been failed by the police, CPS (child protective services), adults, etc.  If you do not feel safe going home, you do NOT have to go.

If you aren’t sure as to whether or not you were abused, the guide has some pointers on figuring out if your parents were trying to act in your best interests.

If you are afraid of going against your parents, that is normal.  You may have some illogical connections in your brain that are holding you back because it doesn’t make a lot of sense to feel fear, obligation, or guilt when it comes to your abuser.  (*Fear of physical harm may be justified.)  The guide has some information on how to get over the mental hurdles in your head.

I hope it helps.  Feel free to leave comments down below.

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