Oh, Angel. I'm so sorry this has happened. You must be feeling very alone right now.
OK, first things first:
1. Have you left home?
2. Do you feel you need to leave for your own safety?
3. When you said that your Dad hit you, did you mean a smack, or did you mean a beating? How badly did your sister hurt you? Has this happened before?
It's difficult for me to offer much practical advice because I don't know what state you're in, but I'd feel a lot happier if I knew you had some official support there. It must be even harder for you, as I'm sure you're aware that year 12 is an important year, and will need some stability in your life if you're to get through all your exams and assignments.
I'm worried, too, because it's Friday afternoon. I don't want you out on the streets this weekend. Will you try to get some support for yourself, Angel? Please?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. your school counsellor or psychologist (this might have to wait 'til Monday).
2. any church (just go to a service, or ring the bell of the house where the priest / minister lives) - I'd suggest trying the Catholics, Anglicans or Salvos first, as they tend to have aid agencies attached to their churches. The Salvos also offer family counselling and mediation, and I think you might need that.
3. the emergency department of your local hospital - show them your injuries, and ask to speak with the hospital social worker or the person who deals with adolescent health issues (there should be a duty worker on call over the weekend).
4. KidsHelpLine - 1800 551 800
5. Lifeline - 13 11 14
6. There might be a youth support service in your area - look in your phone book.
Remember, you are under the age of 18, and our community has a duty of care towards you. You may feel as if you have no-one, but people will be there to help you - it's just a matter of knocking on the right doors. You may need to try a few before you find someone who is able to help you, but I am certain that the help will be there.
Angel, I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Please keep coming back here and talking to us and reassuring us that you're ok. I'm sure I'm not alone in being worried for you.
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