Learn About Abuse

"The victim is harmed not just by the cruelty of the oppressor, but by the silence of the bystander."
- Elie Wiesel 

Child Abuse Affects Everyone

Child abuse and neglect knows no social, economic, religious, ethnic, or educational backgrounds.  

1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will experience sexual abuse before they turn 18 years old [1]

Rates of child abuse are difficult to identify because abuse is not always recognized or reported by adults.

Only 10% of people who disclosed abuse report that their abuse was reported to the authorities [2]

Children under the age of four are at particular risk for child abuse and neglect. On average, more than 5 children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect

Approximately 82% of these children are under the age of 4.  Within this age bracket, children are the most vulnerable in their first year of life [4]


Bridget Derkash,
Aug 29, 2017, 1:48 PM