Out of the nearly 5 million child abuse cases reported to local health departments in the U.S. every year, only about 1/2 of those children receive post-response services. Examples of post-response services include medical treatment, emergency foster care, crisis counseling, and educational support. Unfortunately, the reason so many abused children do not receive services essential to their health and well-being is the severe lack of funding for state and local child abuse agencies.
Every day, an estimated five to 10 children die from physical abuse and neglect. The majority of these children are under three years old living in a one-parent household. In addition, it’s likely these numbers are higher. Experts think that at least half of all deaths due to child abuse are not accurately recorded on the child’s death certificate.
The epidemic of child abuse in the U.S. encompasses all educational, religious, cultural, and socioeconomic demographics. The reasons why parents or guardians abuse their children are complex and varied, ranging from poverty and mental illness to authoritarian parenting styles. Studies have also clearly shown that the majority of parents who abuse their children likely suffered physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse themselves at the hands of their parents.
Preventing child abuse starts with having enough social workers, doctors, and psychologists working to provide necessary treatment and assistance for abused children and their parents. Although abused children are often put into foster care, the goal of addressing each child abuse case is to get the parents the help they need, to have their children returned, and to start the healing process together as a family.
November 19, 2021, is Child Abuse Prevention Day, and this year, we are asking everyone to consider donating to our GoFundMe page. Whether it’s a $1, $5, $10, or more, every penny goes towards saving a child’s life and making that child’s future as hopeful and bright as possible. You can make a difference right now by visiting our GoFundMe page to prevent child abuse.
By contributing today, you’ll have the opportunity to help abused children escape the hopelessness and pain they endure. Donating or sharing it would be extremely helpful to our charity, as all of our successes so far have been due to the kindness and generosity of our many donors.
Thank you so much for finding it in your heart to help stop child abuse.
Your contributions and our solution help families with the following:
|Change social norms to support parents and positive parenting||
· Family-friendly work policies
|Provide quality care and education early in life||
|Enhance parenting skills to promote healthy child development||
|Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risk||
Donation link: https://gofund.me/05ad100e
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