Incest Survivors United Voices of America
1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.
1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.
Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.
90 percent of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68 percent are abused by a family member.
Most children become victims of abuse and neglect at 18 months or younger.
In 2010, 1,537 children died of abuse or neglect.
79.4 percent were under the age of 4.
47.7 percent were under the age of 1.
Boys (48.5 percent) and girls (51.2 percent) become victims at nearly the same rate.
3.6 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the U.S. And the number of children involved in these reports is 6 million.
Abused and neglected children are 11 times more likely to engage in criminal behavior as an adult.
About 80 percent of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
14 percent of all men and 36 percent of all women in prison were abused as children.
Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex when they are adults, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25 percent more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
"Together we can build a better future for our children."
IT'S TIME WE STOP HIDING CHILD ABUSE
If you are in immediate danger Call 911
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1- 800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Report Child Abuse
Mental Health Disorders, Addictions, & Related Issues
Risk for intimate partner violence
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
Illicit drug abuse
Smoking & drinking at an early age
To prevent child abuse we might consider several methods as parent education, workshops, family supporting program and children welfare. First, we can organize the optional courses for young couples to give them basic education about how to become a healthy family.
In summary, whenever we do not take care of our children, it is easily for child abuse to happen. Whatever the causes of child abuse, the most important thing is adults’ behavior. So, education, awareness is the best method for preventing child abuse. I hope that in future children all over the world can be free from child abuse.
The are three great misconceptions about sexual abuse!
1. Males aren't sexually abused
2. Women don't sexually abuse children
3. The abuser is a stranger
It is so important when we have valuable information to help protect our children by sharing it. Each step in educating others is a step towards a safer world for our children. --Malisia McKinney
Child abuse is any action from adult to a child that it could be harmful to the child’s body,mental or emotional health. Generally, there are 4 typical kinds of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment. Child neglect is situation that child’s primary needs were lacked from adults, especially parents or caregivers of the child. Physical child abuse is an adult’s action which causes visible or potential harmfulness to the child. Sexual abuse in children is any sexual activity from adult within a child. Emotional maltreatment is known as a behavior of children abuse that affects to psychology life or social skills of a child .