Shouting “no” and putting her hands at arms’ length away from her face, Monique Heilemeier demonstrated how children should react when they feel threatened or scared. The action, taught to area children during child safety presentations, shows strong body language so potential abusers “know that you’re poised to get away,” said Heilemeier, director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, which is operated by the Family Service Agency. READ MORE HERE
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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