Thesis statement• to ensure the class becomes aware of child abuse.
personal relevance• Child Abuse became relevant to me because I myself suffered from the tragicness.
I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, thatmy mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was madabout all those things, very bitter and very angry.--Rick James
Stats• more than 1.25 million, or 1 in every 58 children in the United States, were abused in 2006.• More than half (61 percent) of the children (771,700 children) were victims of neglect, meaning a parent or guardian failed to provide for the childs basic needs. Forms of neglect include educational neglect (360,500 children), physical neglect (295,300 children), and emotional neglect (193,400).
research• this ﬁve year old boy was doused with gas and set on ﬁre by his father.
more stats• Another 44 percent were victims of abuse (553,300 children), including physical abuse (325,000 children), sexual abuse (135,000 children), and emotional abuse (148,500 children).• An average of nearly four children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect (1,760 in 2007).
Songs About Abuse.• Broken Home By: PaPa Roach• All these lives By: Daughtry• Face Down By: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
research children whose parents are unemployed have about two times the rate of child abuse and two to three times the rate of neglect than children with employed parents• children in low socioeconomic families have more than three times the rate of child abuse and seven times the rate of neglect than other children• living with their married biological parents places kids at the lowest risk for child abuse and neglect, while living with a single parent and a live-in partner increased the risk of abuse and neglect to more than eight times that of other children
quote• I was covered in scars from the beatings, and she used to say it was hockey. . . She’d apologize. She was in pain. I understand that now, but you don’t when you’re three and four and you’re being beaten to death with a hoover.• –Brenda Fricker-Actress on how her bipolar manic depressive mother used to beat her as a child.