This is all my fault.
But I had to do it...I was looking out for myself.
I didn't want to get hit.
He hits my mom all the time.
He mostly hits my sister too.
It's all my fault though.
That we got separated.
(You and your sister?)
No. Me and my mom. It's all my fault.
(No sweetheart. It's not your "fault". You didn't do anything wrong. You were very brave. Your mom wasn't keeping you safe. You did the right thing. You don't deserve to get hit.)
I had to do it. I had to protect myself.
I'm not safe when I'm with my mom.