Ending child abuse community effort
Reporting suspected abuse early key to helping children
You really can save the life of a child, or protect them from lasting physical and psychological damage, by being able to recognize the signs of abuse and knowing what to do about it. I’ve dedicated my career to protecting children, first as a detective working child abuse cases, and now as the sheriff of Clackamas County.
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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.
Educate Yourself -- Learn the Facts
It May Just Save a Child's Life!!