GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Whether it’s domestic violence or shootings in the neighborhood, more children in the Flint area are being exposed to violence. Recent numbers show that children increasingly have to deal with violence at home and on the streets. According to the National Survey for Children’s Health, the national rate of children ages 2 to 17 with emotional behavioral or other mental conditions is 11.3 percent. In Michigan, that rate is over 12 percent.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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