Teen family violence survivor: I made it out, but other kids don't

Teen family violence survivor: I made it out, but other kids don't

The teen spoke out about his abusive upbringing because he wants to raise awareness about family violence and let people know what it's like for kids growing up in volatile and fear-filled homes. The 18-year-old and his mother and siblings turned to Shine about five years ago.. Shine's Light It Orange national appeal runs for a week from March 3. Shine’s Holly Carrington said people who think they don't know anyone who's experienced family violence need to understand that they probably do.

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“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.” 11-year-old KIDshine client