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Child Abuse (Persuasive Speech)
Transcript of Child Abuse (Persuasive Speech)
i. Reasons for Youth Homelessness
ii. How it Affects Their Life Potential
iii. How to Help
5 deaths per day -- due to abuse or 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)
We want happy, healthy children!
REASONS FOR YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
HOW IT CAN AFFECT A CHILD'S FUTURE
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) -- harder to get because of lack of immunizations and records
(dosomething.org) 80% more likely to develop disorders if abused as children
Higher suicide rate
Higher Risk of Arrest
14% men and 36% women in prison were abused as children
5,000 homeless/runaway youth deaths --
assault, illness, suicide
Level of Education and Responsibility
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.
- Life Coaches
Help at events - organize, teach, donate, etc.
toys, books, games
Organize "donation drives"
Spread the word to ideal supporters
Call companies to advertise
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?
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.