Therapist/Assessor Says Fatima
is Abused by
Her Mother and Fears Her
The quotes below are from a letter from a
Marriage, Family, Child Therapist who has done investigations for Shasta County
Child Protective Services and is assessing Fatima's reports of being abused by
her mother. To read the document in its entirety, click
"She [Fatima] told me she did not want to go
home because she was afraid her mother was going to hit her. She said her mother
hits her a lot, mostly with her shoe...and once with a hanger....Fatima showed
me the spot on her arm where she had got hit."
"Fatima said Mom threatens her not to look or
rub where she got hit 'or else I'm gonna make it worse.'"
"Fatima was not able to say how often she
gets hurt but indicated it was a couple times a month, maybe once a week. Not
nearly as much as Sara, her cousin, who 'gets hit a lot.' Mom is mad at her
almost every day. Sara has a big bump on her head from Mom punching her and
throwing something at her."
"Fatima also told me that he mother
frequently curses at her calling her a 'fuck'n' bitch' and telling her 'you're
stupid like your father.'"