We Are Survivors 

This blog is dedicated to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us.

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National Statistics on Assaults

I have provided below more statistics. As you know, the vast majority of these assaults are never reported. And when we are talking about rape, another category should be added – the rape by teenage boys of acquaintances/dates in school. Young girls, especially those who have not learned healthy self-management skills from their parents, are highly susceptible to being raped. In their innocent desire to be popular, for example, they can get in over their heads with more experienced boys and often times get raped.


Congress Ignores the Cost of Child Abuse

In all of the discussions you hear about the dire financial troubles of the United States’ budget, you don’t ever hear President Obama or any member of Congress talk about the enormous costs associated with child abuse. In fact, not one president or any member of Congress, in the history of our country, has ever put child abuse and neglect or the plight of adult survivors of child abuse on the national agenda. It seems they want to keep it a secret just as much as the perpetrators and those who protect them do.


National Scope of Child Abuse - Part 3

Child abuse and neglect is America’s number one public health crisis, and yet it is still not addressed at the national level in spite of overwhelming statistics. The Surgeon General has stressed that family violence is now at an epidemic level.[1] The United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect has concluded that child abuse and neglect in the United States now represents a national emergency.[2] Listed below are more statistics.


National Scope of Child Abuse - Part 2

This is a continuation of statistics as to the impact of child abuse and neglect on millions of children in the United States. The media is flagrantly absent in its coverage about the devastating results of criminal behavior by parents/caretakers in America.


National Scope of Child Abuse - Part 1

It is important to provide the devastating effects of child abuse and neglect because the only thing we hear about in the media are the staggering statistics about physical illnesses in all their forms. This series provides a broad overview of what millions of children and adults have to cope with because of parental/caretaker abuse.

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