Shhh, it’s a family secret!
Child Abuse presents in four ways:
1. neglect; 2. physical abuse; 3. psychological maltreatment; 4. sexual abuse.
Children up to one years old have the highest victimization (child abuse) rate.
Four of five cases were from neglect. One of five was from physical abuse. 78% from neglect
18% from physical abuse cases
9% from sexual abuse
Four out of five DEATHS were in children younger than 4 years old.
Most were boys younger than four years old who died from physical abuse or neglect.
Children with disabilities were twice as likely to be victims of abuse as children without disabilities.
Children with disabilities were less likely to be believed,
Victimization was about equal for gender
Parents were responsible for 4/5 of child fatalities
4/5 of perpetrators were 20-39 years old
Child Abuse is the greatest crime against humanity and it happens far more often than the stats above indicate.
This is a draft!