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  1. 1. By Anya Silverman Stoloff and Gio Exume
  2. 4. <ul><li>84% of prison inmates were abused as children </li></ul><ul><li>Families with four or more children have higher rates of abuse and neglect, especially if their living conditions are crowded or they live in isolated areas. </li></ul><ul><li>One out of ten babies born today are born to mothers who are abusing drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009, approximately 3.3 million child abuse reports were made, involving an estimate of 6 million children. </li></ul><ul><li>A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, 1460 children died from abuse or neglect </li></ul><ul><li>The youngest children in families are the most abused </li></ul><ul><li>Children who have been abused or neglected are 59% more likely to be arrested as juveniles </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80,000 times a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Child sexual abuse can take place within the family, by a parent, a sibling, step-parent or other relative </li></ul><ul><li>No child is psychologically prepared to cope with repeated sexual stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>A child who is the victim of sexual abuse usually develops low self esteem, a feeling of worthlessness, and may become suicidal </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>In 2007, an estimated 1,760 children died due to child abuse or neglect. </li></ul><ul><li>More than three-quarters (75.7%) of the children who died due to child abuse and neglect were younger than 4 years old </li></ul><ul><li>For 2007, more than one-half (57.7%) of all reports of alleged child abuse or neglect were made by professionals </li></ul><ul><li>During 2007, an estimated 794,000 children were determined to be victims of abuse or neglect </li></ul><ul><li>The three largest percentages of report sources were from such professionals as teachers (17.0%), lawyers or police officers (16.3%), and social services staff (10.2%) </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Ask your community leaders, clergy, library and schools to develop services to meet the needs of healthy children and families. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to promote programs in your school. Teaching children, parents and teachers prevention strategies can help to keep children safe </li></ul><ul><li>Try to volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program. For more information call 1-800-CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>You should report suspected abuse or neglect. If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed, call your local department of children and family services or your local police department </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Hopper, Jim. &quot;Child Abuse: Statistics,Reseach and Resources for Recovery.&quot;    acf.hhs.gov . N.p., 26 May 2010. Web. 18 July 2011. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm07/summary.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Iannelli, Vincent. &quot;Child Abuse Statistics.&quot; pediatrics.about.com . N.p., 21 Apr.  2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://pediatrics.about.com/od/childabuse/a/      05_abuse_stats.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>National Child Abuse Statistics.&quot; childhelp.org . Sara O' Meara and Yvonne      Fedderson, n.d. Web. 13 July 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse.&quot; www.preventchildabuse.org . N.p., n.d. Web. 21 July 2011. <http://www.preventchildabuse.org/publications/      parents/downloads/ten_ways_to_prevent.pdf>. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE SHOWN TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION </li></ul>

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