I'm the Dad of a Silent Lamb...

by CoonDawg 36 Replies latest jw friends

  • shera
    shera

    *shaking head*

    Put them where they belong....

    Take care and hugs to you and your daughter.

  • Angharad
    Angharad

    I'm so sorry

    Give them hell

  • waiting
    waiting

    Dawg,

    You asked for Kimberly Norris' info:

    Kimberlee Norris at kdnorris@airmail.net

    Several of us have asked the question as to how old your daughter is currently - and how long the abuse happened? How old was she when the abuse happened? There is a reason why. At different ages, children will have different traumatic responses & "red flags" for being a victim.

    Depending on your daughter's age, how long the abuse happened, and what type of abuse - all of this really, really, needs to be addressed by a competent mental health professional with her. Maybe with her & her parents too.

    Since you've been back to this thread, perhaps you'll come back again & answer? Thanks.

    Again, my best wishes to you and your family. You all need the support now. Take care - and it really is worth commending that you and your wife are standing up for your daughter. Many parents try to cover over the crime - it doesn't necessarily hinge on being a jw.

    waiting

  • jimbob
    jimbob

    I agree with avishai......the only thing that will make them change is to punish them monetarily. When it affects their pocketbook, then changes will happen, but until then, they will continue with their current policies. The Society would hate to give up money to abuse survivors, and if they had to, they would definitely change their views so it wouldn't happen again. After all, the contributions aren't flowing in like they used to in the good ol' days. I believe with the many lawsuits being filed, they will be forced to pay and change their outlook. Until then, my heart goes out to all who've had to endure the pain of what has happened to them. Money may not take away their pain, but it will hopefully force the Society to seriously take a look at how they handle molestation issues that arise within the organization.

  • SheilaM
    SheilaM

    I am so sorry to hear this our thought go out to you

  • hamptonite21
    hamptonite21

    My thoughts are with you.

  • CoonDawg
    CoonDawg

    Thank you, each and every one of you for your kind thoughts and words. My daughter, Katrina, turned 9 in October. She is a beautiful child who turns ever so somber at times with worry. She is relieved that my wife and I take her seriously, make her feel safe, let her know that we believe what she tells us, and that we care about her happiness. I do not know how long her abuse went on. She tells me that she does not remember the first time that it happened, but that it happened on many occasions.

    I have not sent Miss Norris an email yet, but that is at the top of my list for tomorrow. I have notified CPS in all 3 states involved and the ball is rolling. I have also made arragements for a preliminary family evaluation by a psychological counselor and will be seeking a child psychology specialist at that time. I cannot wait to get going on the legal part of the prosecution. Especially those elders. I do know that I can go after each of these men individually. I also have already notified my attorney to begin drawing up a motion for a change of custody. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes.

    Thanks again everyone. I hope all of you had a happy new year's.

    Coon

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