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Being a child should not hurt


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  • Child Abuse: A Generational Plague
    Child Abuse in America
    Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States
    involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. The United States has among the worst records among industrialized nations –
    - SEVEN children DIE every day as a result of child abuse and neglect.
    - A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds
    - Between 50-60% of maltreatment fatalities are not recorded as such.
    - Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
    - 95% of juvenile sexual abuse victims, know their perpetrator.

    The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States
    for 2008 is $124 billion. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR BILLION DOLLARS!!!
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Being a child should not hurt

  1. 1. Being A ChildShould Not Hurt<br />One tear too many due to abuse <br />
  2. 2. Forms of Child Abuse <br /><ul><li>Physical abuse is intentional harm of a child
  3. 3. Emotional abuse is impairing a child’s emotional development or sense of self worth
  4. 4. Sexual abuse is any type of sexual activity with a child or in front a child
  5. 5. Neglect is failing to provide the essentials of living for the child. </li></li></ul><li>Physical abuse <br /><ul><li>In 2009 there were approximately 1,825 children who died as a result of Physical abuse.
  6. 6. There were more than that but most of them did not have abuse listed as cause of death on their death certificate's. </li></li></ul><li>Emotional Abuse <br /><ul><li>Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that impairs a child emotional development or sense of self worth </li></li></ul><li>Sexual Abuse <br /><ul><li>One in every 3 girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18
  7. 7. How many do you know
  8. 8. You can’t afford to ignore this </li></li></ul><li>Death from abuse<br /><ul><li>There are over 3.3 million reports of child abuse made every year in America.
  9. 9. 6 children die everyday from Child abuse. </li></li></ul><li>Child abuse reports <br /><ul><li>Every 10 seconds there is a report of child abuse.
  10. 10. For every instance of child reported it is estimated that there are 2 instances that go unreported. </li></li></ul><li>Fear In A Childs Eyes <br /><ul><li>Children fear their abusers.
  11. 11. Most will take their secrets to the grave with them. </li></li></ul><li>Can you see the problem <br /><ul><li>It is up to us to see the signs of child abuse.
  12. 12. We can all do are part and help Stop the Abuse !</li></li></ul><li>Bruises Will Fade<br />But The Pain Will Always Remain <br />
  13. 13. Even one child is too many <br />Will you help To Stop The abuse.<br />
  14. 14. Child abuse prevention <br /><ul><li>Every pinwheel placed during April represents a victim of reported child abuse.
  15. 15. Think about the unreported vitcims. </li></li></ul><li>More Pinwheels<br />
  16. 16. We can stop child abuse <br />
  17. 17. April = Awareness <br />April is child abuse awareness month <br />But we need to be aware of child abuse all the time. <br />Because it happens all the time so please do your part to stop child abuse from happening. <br />
  18. 18. This is what happens when we ignore the signs. <br />
  19. 19. The End <br />By:<br /> Tammy Wilks <br />