Agency sees 46% increase
When staff members at the Healing Place were reviewing the number of clients they saw from June through December 2010, they found an alarming trend. Not only did the number rise considerably — by 46 percent — but they saw a dramatic increase in the number of children younger than 12 who were victims of sexual abuse. The number of children 12 or younger seeking help at the Healing Place jumped from 72 in 2009 to 115 in 2010.
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.
Educate Yourself -- Learn the Facts
It May Just Save a Child's Life!!