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Child Abuse: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Child Abuse: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This is what we know know about child abuse: * 1 in 3 girls & 1 in 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. * Child abuse is reported every 10 seconds * 90% of sexually abused children know abusers; 68% are abused by family members. *Sexual abuse takes place at every socioeconic level, across cultural lines, within all religions and all levels of education. *A minimum of 30% of women and 75% of men in prison have been sexual abused. * 60% of abuse victims have addiction problems of some kind. * 80% of victims of abuse have at least 1 psychological disorder. * 30% of the abused will continue the cycle *5 children under the age of 4 die every day from child abuse. * 45% of abused children are white * 22% are African Americans * 22% are Hispanic * These percentages only relate to those cases that get reported.

Child Abuse:The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Become strong at the broken places


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