Kids are not statistics, but…

If 10 abused American kids were standing in front of you right now…
  • 8 kids have suffered from neglect
  • 2 kids have been physically beaten
  • 1 kid has been sexually assaulted.

For those of you doing the math, you’ll tell me that my numbers don’t add up to 10.  Why is that?  Because some of these precious children in standing in front of you have suffered more than one kind of abuse.

How old are the 10 abused children looking so hopefully at you?
  • 3 of them are babies and toddlers, less than 3 years old
  • 2 of them are preschoolers and kindergarteners, 3-5 years old
  • 5 of them are 6 years or older

Who has hurt these innocents kids?

80% of people who abused the kids were the children’s parents

But abused kids are the exception, right?

If you had 100 American kids hanging out in the gymnasium, you have already seen one of them.  They were standing in that line up of 10 abused kids.

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* Numbers taken from the CDC

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