Child Abuse in America

Child abuse is a hidden epidemic that knows no boundaries. It happens across cultural lines and in families of all education and income levels. The stress caused by poverty, a lack of emotional support, and limited resources, however, may increase the risk in some families.

 

  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.

  • Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse.

  • About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.

  • Nearly two-thirds of people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused as children.

  • Children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.

Child abuse is a community problem that affects us all.
But, together, we can make a difference!

 

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