Every 13 seconds, a child is abused.
(photo: braininsights.blogspot.com )
Everyday in the United States, 4 children die from child abuse or neglect. More than 75% of these children are under 4 year old.
Children are most often sexually abused by someone familiar to them & the most common form of child abuse is incest.
Exposure to domestic violence puts children at a greater risk of developing depression and anxiety. They are also more likely to perform poorly in school.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that child abuses costs our country $124 billion every year.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take some time out to learn more about child abuse. Check out Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) for education, events & programming and prevention information.
(Stats courtesy of Joyfulheartfoundation.org)