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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