10-09-2018 09:05 PM
10-09-2018 09:55 PM - edited 10-09-2018 09:56 PM
Hey there @Pepper1201 thank you for sharing and I am so sorry for what you and your Daughter are experiencing, especially regarding the lack of support from the school.
No doubt this is incredibly dis-empowering and painful for you as a parent. It sounds like you are really connected to your Daughter and your priority is making sure she feels safe and heard. I would definitely recommend in addition to using this space, also reaching out to the DV Connect Sexual Assault Helpline. There are services that can provide advocacy and support if you would like to further escalate this issue, and potentially get a more proactive response from the school. I believe the service is open until 11:30pm and should have a range of resources local to you to help you deal with the school, and to support your Daughter.
Would you consider attending counselling with your Daughter? Given she has to see this pupil regularly, she may need a safe space ongoing for a little bit whilst she recovers, the lack of sleep is understandable only a few months on. It could also be good for you to feel supported ongoing, this community is a really great space for that. I will tag a few of the other members too for their input and insight
10-09-2018 09:57 PM
10-09-2018 10:08 PM
I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter. Its heartbreaking that the school doesn't want to pursue. Your daughter is very courageous for coming forward when most teens would not discuss such a matter with their parent. She must feel very loved and supported from you. I agree with @Breez-RO to take it higher up is you and your daughter wish to pursue this. I can only imagine the stress this has put on your family.
I hope you and your daughter can get some counseling or a support group to help heal from this devastating event. Hugs.
10-11-2018 05:37 PM
10-12-2018 06:30 AM