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I want to run away because of my dad

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    I do not know what to do. My dad abuses me and threatens to put me in the hospital even if it means he goes to prison. He has abused me before by hitting me and slamming me agianst walls and I really want to run away but my mom would be sad. Should I stay in contact with her if I leave? My dad makes it so I can't even feel safe in my own house.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are very sorry to hear that your dad abuses you. Abuse is never okay, and you don't deserve to be treated that way. If you feel as though you are in immediate danger, we encourage you to call 911. You have the right to report the abuse. Child Help (1-800-422-4453) is a great resource to explore your options and get information on how to transfer custody. Another option that you have is asking your parents if they would allow you to stay with another family member or close friend. You may also want to look into emancipation laws for your state.

    You mentioned that you want to runaway. Having a plan about where you would go and how you would take care of yourself is important. If you decide to runaway, your parents have the right to file a runaway report. With a runaway report, if the police find you they would return you home. Running away is not illegal but if you decide to stay with a friend they could get charged with harboring a runaway. If you would like to stay in contact with your mom then you can. If you have any other questions or just want to talk, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

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