Over 3 million cases of child abuse and neglect were reported to child protective service (CPS) agencies in the United States in 2009. “Prevent Child Abuse – America” reports that currently about 47 out of every 1000 children are reported as victims of child maltreatment. Overall, the number of children who reported their abuse increased by 28% between 2008 and 2009. The mission of this website and discussion forum is to give survivors of abuse a place where they are able to break their silence, share their stories, and find help, understanding, resources, and compassion. It is also a place to share strength, hope and courage and to promote healing.
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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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