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Apr 16, 2014

Youth Voices – In Their Own Words

Residents of the Cordero residential program are asked to write an empathy letter as part of their treatment and rehabilitative services. One anonymous youth was willing to share his letter, providing a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the young men we serve.


Dear Victims of Abuse;

I am a trauma survivor myself. I know that times get hard when you get offended and/or abused. I felt this way many times in my life. I chose to tell the story when I should not have had to. I know that you might not want to share the abuse, but this will help you start the process of healing. It feels horrible and sad knowing that you are carrying a secret and burden that you should not have to carry. Some feelings behind this are self-blame because you, the victim, want to have a sense of knowing who to blame. In reality there is only one person to blame, which is the perpetrator. I know that it is hard to believe, but when you talk about what happened to you the road to becoming a survivor is easier. When you do not talk about what is going on with you, the effects of all the abuse will get stronger on the inside of yourself. Then your emotions come out sideways. Do not let the abuse ruin your ...

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