I.S.U.V.O.A. supports men, women and children that have suffered from the effects of sexual violence and child abuse. We draw upon our own personal experience and knowledge as survivors that have endured these tragedies ourselves. We blend together our insights and unique perspectives in a way that is rarely seen to help others gain understanding to heal and be empowered as well to become more than just mere survivors. We hope that you enjoy our website as we each share our unique stories we each have in our journey as individuals and as friends. Our hope is that you can be encouraged and empowered to continue on the journey just as we have to find the peace of mind, strength and understanding to rise up against the devastating effects of abuse just as we have done. We share the hope that is within us to help you and others understand that healing is possible and that together we can make this world a safer place for your children today.
Child sexual abuse and violence is a world-wide epidemic that transcends all cultures, race, religion and social class. More than 3.5 million children are reported as victims of child abuse or neglect in the United States alone each year. The staggering truth is that before today is over five children will DIE. The problem seems to grow worse as we see the headlines today.
Child abuse is an American epidemic. More than 3.5 million children were reported as victims of child abuse or neglect.The staggering truth is that before today is over, five children will DIE.The problem seems to grow worse as we see the headlines today. Child abuse kills more children in America than accidental falls, choking on food, suffocation or fires in the home.It is sad to reflect on how many innocent and vulnerable children are living in homes where abuse is a routine part of life.
The statistics tell the heartbreaking tale.
Five children die every day as a result of child abuse.
12.5 million American children will be sexually molested before they are 18 years of age.
One in 4 girls and one in 6 boys have been molested by age 18 …
Boys report less than girls
90% of the molesters are family members or friends
The youngest children are the most abused …
80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4
2% of pregnant and parenting teens were raped, molested, or sexually assaulted prior to their first pregnancy.
Children who have been abused or neglected are 59% more likely to be arrested as juveniles
U.S. has more child maltreatment deaths than any other industrialized nation, ranking highest in both the total number of deaths and deaths on a per capital basis.