Her Story Series: Feature 7

Welcome to Right-On with HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc. (HFG)

HFG is a not-for-profit support group that provides ongoing support to women and children who have experienced abuse

HFG is a free support group for women and children who have experienced abuse, run by women who have experienced abuse

The topic for today is – Feature 7 of the Her Story Series

The Her Story Series will feature 10 stories of resourceful women who walked/ran away from abusive relationships

There will be an introduction and excerpts from their journey then a link to their story so it can be read in its entirety

When children speak out about abuse in the home, YOU NEED TO LISTEN

Every child who witnesses domestic violence will be affected by it

Children will still remember witnessing domestic violence even if you don’t talk about it

To help children heal after witnessing domestic violence you need to talk about it, help them get it out in the open

“I figured out there was something wrong with my family when I was about 9 years old.

Mom would also remind us that when dad got home we needed to be very quiet”

He would close the front door so hard it felt as if the house shook.

“Mom would always scream that she was sorry and that she’d do a better job next time as my dad hurt her over and over.

“I could hear when he threw her against the wall, I could hear all the stuff breaking and moms cries and screams.

“…mom would whisper to us that it was okay, but that we should stay in the room and keep the door locked.”

“The next morning, mom’s face would be bruised and her eyes and mouth would be swollen.

Now read her story here – Her Story – Feature 7 – http://hfg-happyfamilies.com/expressing-ourselves/her-story-series/her-story-feature-7/

A very big thanks to our brave participants. We appreciate your courage in sharing your story. HFG Hugs to you!

Join the conversation. Email your stories, comments and questions to right-on@hfgfamilies.com

Thanks for joining Right-On with HFG

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday March 25, 2015 for our weekly Right-On conversation

On March 25 we’ll have more of the Her Story Series – featuring the stories of women who’ve left abusive relationships

If you’d like your story featured in the Her Story Series please email your story to Leonie Segall at right-on@hfgfamilies.com

If you would like more information on the HFG support group please email info@hfgfamilies.com

Have a great day! HFG Hugs!!

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