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Child Abuse (Persuasive Speech)

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Ava Creasy

on 12 December 2014

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Transcript of Child Abuse (Persuasive Speech)

Road Map
i. Reasons for Youth Homelessness
ii. How it Affects Their Life Potential
iii. How to Help
Child Abuse
1. Abuse
5 deaths per day -- due to abuse or neglect
2. Neglect
30.1% of neglected american children are between ages 1 and 2
3. Substance Abuse/Addiction
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
statistic: 106,000 parents had "parental rights terminated" due to substance abuse (drugs/alchohol)
Financial difficulties
Physical/mental disabilities
Other Reasons
We want happy, healthy children!
REASONS FOR YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
HOW IT CAN AFFECT A CHILD'S FUTURE
Education
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) -- harder to get because of lack of immunizations and records
Psychological Disorders
(dosomething.org) 80% more likely to develop disorders if abused as children
Examples:
Low self-esteem
Depression
Anxiety
Higher suicide rate
Higher Risk of Arrest
14% men and 36% women in prison were abused as children
Low Self-Esteem
5,000 homeless/runaway youth deaths --
assault, illness, suicide
Level of Education and Responsibility
Irresponsible sex
Trading sex for necessities
HOW TO HELP
Boys and Girls Aid
Helps rebuild lives, can't do it without volunteers. 78.2% spent on services.
Volunteer
Lead activities
Provide meals
City House
- Life Coaches
Help at events - organize, teach, donate, etc.
Donate
Donate your...
money
time
toys, books, games
clothes
school supplies
Organize "donation drives"
Advocate
Talk!
Spread the word to ideal supporters
Call companies to advertise
Opposing Views
It may be difficult to take in a new child, but it is hard to say 'no' to donating $1.
Do we want sad, suicidal, uneducated kids?
Don't hesitate.
These kids need help and we can help them. We all should do our part and donate to Boys and Girls Aid in Portland. In doing this, we can better children's lives while bettering our own.
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