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child abuse prexi

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Michelle Giordano

on 23 April 2014

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Transcript of child abuse prexi

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
A report of child abuse is made every TEN seconds
An average of 800,000 victims of abuse
& neglect each year
"...the white chalk outline of a
missing child symbolizes
the thousands of children lost to violence..."
Organizations provide
awareness, support & outreach.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH...
...It wasn't enough to protect Erin Maxwell
She was 11 years old when she died in 2008 as a result of ongoing abuse and neglect.
MAny keep silent about child abuse...
...so silent, we need to be jolted into conciousness.
Fact: 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday and 1 in 6 boys.
Percent of abuse in
the United States:
>10% Sexual Abuse
60% Neglect
30% Physical and
psychological
After effects influenced by:
victims age
frequency
severity
relationship to
abuser
broken bones
bruises
failure to thrive
brain damage
shaken baby
syndrome
learning disabilities
depression
anger
eating disorders
anxiety
PTSD
SUICIDE
Emotional and psychological
damage:
low self-esteem
poor self-image
behavior problems
leads to...
juvenile delinquency
teen pregnancy
drugs & alcohol abuse
limited education
crime
Survive everyday,
coping is an ongiong process...
lifelong, life-altering
even with existing efforts...
nearly 5 children will die today,
likely under the age of 4,
as a result of child abuse.
parents & schools teach "stranger danger"
children learn "say no",
"get away",
"tell someone".
TAKE ACTION - BREAK THE CYCLE
familiarize yourself with signs of abuse....
sudden disinterest...
bruises, bite marks, burns....
obvious discomfort...
REPORT IT!
1-800-4-A-CHILD

IT IS AN ADULT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT CHILDREN - NOT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
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