Child Abuse in America
Aprox. 3.3 million Child abuse reports and allegations were made involving over 6 million children. Some general statistics about child abuse are every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made. More than five children every day as a result of child abuse. 80% of children that die from child abuse are under the age of 4. When children die from child abuse it is not said on their certificates that child abuse/neglect was the cause of death.
Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible sign, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse or In America over 3 million reports of child abuse were reported in the year 2009. child neglect, also leave deep, long lasting scars. Some signs of child abuse are worse than others. by learning common types of abuse and what you can do, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal from their abuse and not perpetuate the cycle.