Get The Facts On Child Abuse

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Child abuse is a hidden epidemic in the United States plaguing the lives of more than 6 million children a year.
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GET THE FACTS ON Child Abuse Childhelp Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse 5 Children Die EVERY DAY From abuse and neglect. A report of abuse is made every TEN SECONDS. Number of ChiId Deaths Per Day Due to Child Abuse and Neglect S 4.8 4.6 4.4 4 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.2 3 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 *5+ 4.85 4.77 4.82 4.19 4.08 4.11 3.84 3.56 3.72 3.82 3.13 Types of Child Abuse 78.3% - Neglect 2.4% - Medical Neglect 7.6% - Sexual Abuse 4.82 - Psychological Maltreatment 9.6% - Other 10.8% - Physical Abuse These percentages sum to more than 100.0 percent because a child may have suffered more than one type of maltreatment. 14% of Men 36% of Women in U.S. prisons WERE ABUSED as children. 59 % - More likely to be arrested as juveniles. 25% - More likely to experience teen pregnancy. 25% - More likely to experience delinquency & drug use. 30% - More likely to commit a violent crime. CHILD ABUSE CROSSES ALL Socioeconomic Levels Ethnicities and Cultures Religions and Educational Levels DO YOU WANT TO STOP Child Abuse? 1. If you need help, call Child help National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1800-422-4453) 2. Spread the word www.facebook.com/childhelp www.twifter.com/childhelp 3. Donate - www.childhelp.org/donate 4. Love Your kids www.childhelp.org/statistics