Do NOT piss me off!
Anyone reading this who is even vaguely familiar with me, with my writing, and my particular way of dealing with the world will not be too surprised by this post.
For those of you that are perhaps clicking onto this with no knowledge beforehand of who the hell I am, or what hell I came from, please be advised … I have no hesitation in being vocal and passionate about something I believe in.
I am angry … extremely angry in fact. This is not going to be one of my light, bright, happy posts.
So … Why am I pissed off?
A few years back I wrote some non-fiction books. In doing so, and, because of the subject matter (Child abuse) I accepted the fact that there would be folks out there that would be (Sadly) sexually excited by the content. I accepted that, I knew the subject matter alone would attract some extremely sick predators.
I dealt with that fact, because I hoped that my books may help someone, somewhere seek help. I figured that if I could reach people, and perhaps help them recognize the signs of child abuse coming from all around them, then, maybe, just maybe one child somewhere may not need to go through the agony.
I know first hand that this can be a very sick world. I know that only too well. Over the few years since my work was published, I have received numerous emails from people of all ages and genders asking for my help and or advice.
I do not offer them a cure. There is no cure. Humankind has it’s share of inhuman acts.
But this world is turning and beginning to learn and because of that there are now an ever increasing number of places they can contact, places where they can seek assistance, advice and hopefully protection. This is what I do. I put them in touch with these professionals, these people are far better equipped than I will ever be to help them.
I have, never, ever, refused to open an email when the subject line asks me for help on this topic. I have not changed my email address for that very reason. I can’t punish folks that have already been punished enough by life to do that.
I have also received many emails from sick fucks that make me ill with the content of their “Please help me” requests.
As I said, I accepted that this would occur. I also knew that human nature being what it is, they would have been overjoyed had I responded with the anger they expected. So … I refused to respond. Period. I took it on the chin as part and parcel of the world we live in.
Enough Already! I have decided to respond after all. Years of these have taken their toll. I can’t remain passive on this, it’s too fucking important! NOTE that I’m not telling you the titles of the books in question, nor the name I used to write them. I am NOT seeking promotion. This is NOT a please buy my work post.
What I AM seeking is for folks to recognize that these sick and perverted emails are yet another form of On-line Bullying. It has to stop. I will not Name and Shame them, for that is the very publicity they want. That recognition is what they crave, what they seek. That is what they MUST NOT achieve.
SO, I’m giving these sick fucks a free word of advice. IF you send me an email that is cruel and offensive in the extreme: If you disguise it under the cloak of being an abused person needing help, I WILL retaliate. You are NOT dealing with a helpless child here. I will never be forced into the position of feeling that helpless ever again.
I WILL retaliate by reporting you to the police and/or any other Agency that deals with these matters.
I don’t care what part of the world you live in. I don’t care what name you use. I don’t care if you feel safe and sheltered by a proxy server. I may not have the capacity to track you down on my own …. BUT the authorities have their own ways and means. And I will give those authorities everything I have that may assist them. I’ll no longer delete the posts.
I will and must continue answering the genuine posts that come in. My email will NOT change.
I usually have a sense of humor about life in general. It has been my one great solace and a frequent source of escape.
This TOPIC does not make me smile. I have no sense of humor whatsoever where abuse, in any of its guises is concerned.
Pissing me off is NOT a smart move.
End of rant.
I have included a long list of Agencies where folks (Genuine people) may get the help they need. I have included The United States, The United Kingdom and Australia.
The following list provides the contact telephone numbers for each State and Territory to report incidences of child abuse:
- Australian Capital Territory – 24 hours: 1300 556 729
- New South Wales – 24 hours: 132 111
- Northern Territory – Business hours: (08) 8922 7111. After hours: 1800 700 250
- Queensland – Business hours: (07) 3224 8045. After hours: (07) 3235 9999
- South Australia – 24 hours: 131 611
- Tasmania – 24 hours: 1300 737 639
- Victoria – 24 hours: 131 278
- Western Australia – Business hours: (08) 9222 2555. After hours: (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home
Boystown, NE 68010
The Boys Town National Hotline is the only hotline that children and parents can call with any problem at any time: Spanish-speaking counselors available; translation services for 100+ languages; TTY line available for the hearing-impaired at 1-800-448-1833; Counselors can help find services and agencies in the callers’ local community.
P.O. Box 630
Hollywood, CA 90028
800/422-4453 or 213/465-4014
Childhelp USA provides a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week national crisis hotline on child abuse and neglect. Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. It does this by focusing its efforts and resources upon treatment, prevention, and research.
8735 Dunwoody Place, Suite 6
Atlanta, GA 30350
Children’s Rights of America is a child advocacy and youth services organization that is a resource for rescuing a missing/abused child, desperately in trouble, from an impossible situation when all other avenues have failed.
346 W. 17th Street
New York, NY 10011-5002
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. In addition to food, shelter, clothing and crisis care, Covenant House provides a variety of services to homeless youth including health care, education, vocational preparation, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, recreation, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare.
1757 Park Road, NW
Washington, DC 20010
The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private non-profit organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
675 W. Foothill Boulevard, Suite 220
Claremont, CA 91711
Parents Anonymous is a nonprofit organization which remains dedicated to strengthening families with innovative strategies that promote mutual support and parent leadership.
63 Inverness Drive, E
Englewood, CO 80112
800/227-4645 or 303/792-9900
The mission of the American Humane Association, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.
U.S. Children’s Bureau
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, Eighth Floor
Washington DC 20024
800/394-3366 (toll free)
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, this service of the U.S. Children’s Bureau provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
2102 Wilson Blvd., Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201
800/843-5678 or 703/235-3900
NCMEC is a nonprofit organization and is the nation’s resource center for child protection.
200 Westside Square, Suite 700
Huntsville, AL 35801
The National Children’s Advocacy Center provides training and technical assistance to professionals working with victims of child sexual abuse as well as their families.
P.O. Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013-1182
800/394-3366 or 703/385-7565
Contact: Information Specialist
The Clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues.
National Committee for the Rights of the Child (NCRC)
125 Cathedral Street, First Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
The National Committee for the Rights of the Child was established to be a well coordinated coalition of organizations, individuals, businesses, and corporations whose goal is to improve the quality of life and development of children in America. NCRC gives primary emphasis to advancing respect and support for children’s rights through education, information, monitoring, and advocacy projects.
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604
NCPCA is a national, nonprofit, volunteer-based organization whose primary goal is to prevent child abuse. NCPCA is represented in all 50 states through a network of chapters.
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The National Education Association is nearly 2.5 million men and women working, in schools and colleges across the United States, to help all students achieve.
1349 W. Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309
The National Resource Center for Child Maltreatment provides training, technical assistance, consultation, and information in response to identified needs which relate to the prevention, identification, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
For legal help, first contact your local lawyer referral services through your chapter of the American Bar Association. In addition, the following organizations may be able to put you in touch with legal assistance or advice.
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The ABA Center on Children and the Law is a full-service technical assistance, training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children. These include child abuse and neglect, adoption, adolescent health, foster and kinship care, custody and support, guardianship, missing and exploited children, and children’s exposure to domestic violence.
American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse is a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute aimed at responding to an increasing volume of reported child abuse. The National Center serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform and state-of-the-art information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions.
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Contact: Intake Department
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund continues to be at the center of every major social and economic justice concern on the women’s rights agenda, defining the issues and bringing them to public attention. NOW Legal Defense pursues equality for women and girls in the workplace, the schools, the family and the courts, through litigation, education, and public information programs.
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has the right to live in a home free of violence.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
The Council’s increased awareness and sensitivity to children’s issues and provide meaningful assistance to judges, court administrators and related professionals in whose care the concerns of children and their families have been entrusted.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
164 W. 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
800/488-DRUG or 212/595-5810 ext. 7860
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world’s largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.
3610 Decab Technology Pkwy., Suite 105
Atlanta, GA 30340
PRIDE is the largest and oldest organization in the nation devoted to drug- and violence-free youth. With programs devoted to reach parents and youth at home, school and work, PRIDE has made significant contribution in communities across America and around the world.
100 W. Harrison, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98199
800/628-3233 or 206/328-8588
Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are everyday people who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
THE UNITED KINGDOM