It is Sunday


I read the news today...OH GOD!

National Child Abuse Statistics, and many other studies and reports, are so very sadly back in time...I think we are afraid to look at the dark truth of the PRESENT STATE AND FATE OF any of these facts...the sources are real and the

STATE can not deny the STATE AND FATE OF CHILDREN...with these truths.




Child Abuse in America.....
Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States; however, those reports can include multiple children.  In 2007, approximately 5.8 million children were involved in an estimated 3.2 million child abuse reports and allegations. 


Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse.  More than three out of four are under the age of 4.

It is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.

Ninety percent of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members.

-Child abuse occurs at every socio-economic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.

-Thirty-one percent of women in prison in the United States were abused as children.

-Over 60% of people in drug rehabilitation centers report being abused or neglected as a child.

-About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.

-About 80% of 21 year old that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

-The estimated annual cost resulting from child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 is $104 billion. 

Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect in USA

-Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy

-Children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.

-Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely develop alcohol abuse

-Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely develop drug addiction

-Nearly 2/3’s of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused as children
Consequences of Child Abuse in the USA

Eighty percent of young adults who had been abused met the diagnostic criteria for at least 1 psychiatric disorder at the age of 21 (including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, & post-traumatic stress disorder) 

-Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy

-Abused teens are 3 times less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs

The Link Between Abuse As a Child & Future Criminal Behavior

Fourteen percent of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children

-Thirty-six percent of all women in prison were abused as children

-Children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.
The Link Between Child Abuse & Substance Abuse

Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely develop alcohol abuse

-Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely develop drug addictions

-Nearly 2/3’s of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused as children



Number one killer of adolescents is auto accidents, two and three have

    changed back and forth for years, and they are suicide and homicide...


In 1980 Autism struck ever one in 10,000 children, today is it 1 in 94. omg


There are millions of homeless, runaway and missing children in the streets.


Pedophiles, Predators, Sex Offenders, Perverts, Rapist see the news EVERYDAY


Millions of children and youth are in detention centers, juvenile halls, foster

    homes and adult jails tonight...just reported on HLN, 500,000 kids are in detention centers.


Millions and millions of children live with a single parent...


Approximately one in seven youth online (10 to 17-years-old) received

    a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet


One of every 50 American children experiences homelessness, according to a new report that says

most states have inadequate plans to address the worsening and often-overlooked problem. 

The report being released Tuesday by the 
National Center on Family Homelessness
 gives Connecticut

the best ranking. Texas is at the bottom.  "These kids are the innocent victims, yet it seems somehow

or other they get left out," said the center's president, Dr. Ellen Bassuk. "Why are they America's outcasts?" 

The report analyzes data from 2005-2006. It estimates that 1.5 million children experienced home-

lessness at least once that year, and says the problem is surely worse now because of the foreclosures

and job losses of the deepening recession.  "If we could freeze-frame it now, it would be bad enough,"

said Democratic Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, who wrote a foreword to the report. "By end of this

year, it will be that much worse." 


Facts and Statistics

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Homicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among

youth aged 10–24 years in the United States.

Violence is also a major cause of nonfatal injuries

among youth. No state is immune to the

devastating impact of youth violence.





1.1 million incarcerated persons are parents to an estimated 2.3 million children.    

(U.S. Bureau of Justice stats)



160,000 kids and teens a day stay home from school because of bullying.

Demi Lovato PSA - National Bullying Prevention Week and


According to the AFCARS Report (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting ystem Report),

there were 513,000 in the foster care system on September 30, 2005 in the United States. 

The could possibly be one million now..


In another recent survey in Massachusetts, almost 1 in 5 female high-school students said they had experienced

physical and/or sexual violence in a dating relationship



It is a Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something in common – something you might find disturbing.   THEY ARE PREGNANT. 


(CBS/AP)  A day after laying Shaniya Davis to rest, the 5-year-old girl's aunt blasted the justice system for providing her alleged rapist and murderer with a better quality of life than many Americans have.   "We have a lot of people … [who have] lost their jobs, who don't have health care, even children that are in homes don't get three square meals a day. But this man sits with guards protecting him, he's receiving free medical, free meals," Carey Lockhart-Davis said on CBS' "The Early Show" Monday.

Mario McNeill has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child. Authorities say Davis was strangled to death. The 29-year-old McNeill was charged previously with kidnapping, with authorities saying he took Davis from her Fayetteville home. Her body was found Monday in thick underbrush off a rural North Carolina road after searchers spent nearly a week looking for her. The girl's mother, Antoinette Davis, is charged with trafficking her daughter and child abuse involving prostitution.


The figures are devastating. At any one time on the Internet it is estimated there are around three quarters of a million predators searching for sites featuring child pornography. The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid in a report to the latest session of the Human Rights Council says, “there is more and more child pornography on the Internet, becoming what is today a very profitable business, with a worldwide market value estimated at billions of dollars.”



According To Coalition For The Homeless,

More Than 16,000 Children Were In Shelters By End Of September

Mary Brosnahan, longtime executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless used the city's own data, and says

homelessness has been increasing each of the last five years, and currently is at an all-time high. At the end of September,

10,494 homeless families lived in shelters, including 16,615 homeless children.  "What does that mean for those children,

and their future? That they will spend a substantial amount of their childhood…in a homeless shelter?" asked Bill de Blasio,

the chairman of the City Council General Welfare Committee. 



Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is widespread in U.S. cities and constitutes

"America's dirty little secret," said survivor Theresa Flores during NBC's The Today Show this morning.

She will be featured on the MSNBC special, "Sex Slaves: The Teen Trade,"



One in every 6 boys will be sexually molested by 16 years of age, and 93% know their attackers.


1 in 5 children are approached by an Internet predator.



Reporting from Washington - More than a month after the FBI announced it had rescued 52 children from "sexual slavery"

in a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution, none of the victims is receiving the help experts say is necessary to overcome

such trauma and rejoin society.  Experts underscore that sex-trafficking victims struggle to find the care they need once they

escape from an industry that may involve at least 100,000 children in the U.S.




Lois Lee, founder of a 24-bed Los Angeles shelter called Children of the Night, sees the problems firsthand."  When America's

child prostitutes are identified by the FBI or police, they are incarcerated for whatever reason possible, whether it be an unrelated

crime or 'material witness hold,' " she said.  "Then they are dumped back in the dysfunctional home, ill-equipped group home or

foster care, and [often] disappear back into the underground of prostitution with no voice."




The domestic violence murders staining our region in the past month have been horrific and relentless. In total, 18 people have lost

their lives in less than 30 days. Along with seven women, two young children were shot and killed along with their mothers, and an

adult son died trying, unsuccessfully, to protect his mother. All eight male perpetrators committed suicide.


Across the United States, thousands of children have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons.

Over 2200 juveniles nationwide have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Children as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison, typically without

any consideration of their age or circumstances of the offense.


America prefers to punish rather than to provide care
By Tony Favro, USA Editor

22 March 2008: An African-America boy born in the US in 2001 has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison in his lifetime. 

A Latino boy has a 1 in 6 chance. These statistics are from a report America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline by the

Children’s Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization that encourages preventive investment in youth and families

before problems occur.  The report blames America’s disproportionate investment in punishment rather than

prevention for trapping many children in a trajectory that leads to marginalized lives and imprisonment.

Speaking of at-risk youth in the US, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund, says,

“We choose to punish and lock them up rather than take the necessary more cost-effective steps to prevent and

intervene early to ensure… they reach successful adulthood.”

The risks for youth
Every day in the US:
2,383 children are confirmed as abused or neglected
2,411 babies are born into poverty
2,494 babies are born to mothers who are not high school graduates
4,017 babies are born to unmarried mothers
4,302 children are arrested


Thirteen million children in the US live in poverty. 


Nine million children have no health insurance. 


Only 14 per cent of Black and 17 per cent of Latino fourth-graders are reading at grade level. 


Three thousand children and teens are killed by firearms each year. 


Nearly three million Americans (or about 1 in 99) are incarcerated.  


Poor children are 22 times more likely to be abused than middle-class children, and adults

who were abused as children are more likely to be incarcerated.  


Children who spend years in the foster care system are less likely to graduate from high

school and more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. 


A child with an incarcerated parent is six to nine times as likely as a child whose parent

was not incarcerated to become incarcerated himself.


“High school dropout rates in some cities are as high as 50%,” said Mayor Manny Diaz of

Miami, Florida, “and the youth unemployment rate is at its highest level in decades.”


Prevention before punishment
The Children’s Defense Fund’s report, America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline, calls for new federal investment in education,

housing, preventive health care, and preventive family services. The report notes that the current emphasis on punishment

is much more expensive than prevention.  For example, the US now spends on average three times as much per prisoner

as per public school student. 

The Children’s Defense Fund estimates it would cost US $75 billion to lift every American child from poverty by 2015 and

ensure a safe, secure, productive environment for every American child and family.  While $75 billion is a lot of money,

the report notes that repealing the Bush administration’s tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans would

provide $57 billion, and the war in Iraq has already cost the US $450 billion through 2007.

Marian Wright Edelman concludes, “We do not have a money problem in this country. 

We have a profound values problem.” 

• Includes reporting from US Mayor, the official publication of the United States Conference of Mayors
• The America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline report is available at

A Latino boy born in the US has a 1 in 6 chance of going to prison in his lifetime

Also by Tony Favro
Up to 10 million American children suffer the consequences of convicted parents

The United States has the largest prison population in the Western world. In 2006, over 2.2 million men

and women were in American federal, state, and local prisons and jails. Since 1970, the rate of

imprisonment in the US has risen over 400 per cent, and the average length of prison sentences has

grown substantially. These increases are primarily the result of mandatory minimum sentences for drug

offenses, long and mandatory sentences for third-felony convictions, and other ‘zero-tolerance’ polices

which automatically and severely punish individuals for a variety of infractions. Whatever effect these

‘get-tough’ measures have had on crime, unintended victims have been punished along the way.

These victims are children, separated from their parents – and the cities in which most of these children live.

The National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway,

and Thrownaway Children (NISMART) were undertaken in response

to the mandate of the 1984 Missing Children’s Assistance Act (Pub.

L. 98–473) that requires the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Prevention (OJJDP) to conduct periodic national incidence

studies to determine the actual number of children reported missing

and the number of missing children who are recovered for a

given year.


In 2007, law enforcement agencies in the United States made an

estimated 2.18 million arrests of persons under age 18.*

Juvenile Arrests 2007 summarizes the juvenile data cited in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2007


In 2007, about 1 in 10 (1,810) murder victims were juveniles


Of all juveniles murdered in 2007, 35% were under age 5, 69% were male, and 49% were white.


Of all juveniles murdered in 2007, 26% of male victims, 53% of female victims, 41% of white victims,

 and 27% of black victims were under age 5.


In 2007, juveniles were involved in 1 in 10 arrests for murder and about 1 in 4 arrests for robbery,

burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and weapons violations


Juvenile property crime arrests increased in 2007—the first time in 13 years


Data source note

Analysis of arrest data from unpublished FBI reports for 1980 through 1997, from Crime in the United States reports for 1998

through 2003 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 through 2004, respectively) and from Crime in the United

States reports for 2004 through 2007, which are available online at, released September 2008;

population data for 1980–1989 from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin:

1980 to 1999 [machine-readable data files available online, released April 11, 2000]; population data for 1990–1999 from the

National Center for Health Statistics (prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau with support from the National Cancer Institute),

Bridged-race Intercensal Estimates of the July 1



THURSDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of youngsters had either direct or indirect exposure to violence within the past year, according to a U.S. government survey that looked at past-year and lifetime exposure to violence among children aged 17 and younger.

The survey also found that:

  • Nearly half the children surveyed were assaulted at least once in the past year, and more than one in 10 were injured as a result.
  • Nearly one-quarter of the children were the victim of a robbery, vandalism or theft.
  • About 10 percent were victims of maltreatment (including physical and emotional abuse, neglect or a family abduction), and one in 16 were victimized sexually.

The report, Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey, was published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 2.5 million cases of child abuse and neglect are reported each year. Of these, thirty-five of one hundred involve physical abuse, fifteen of one hundred involve sexual abuse, and fifty of one hundred involve neglect. Studies show that one in four girls and one in eight boys will be sexually abused before they are eighteen years old. About one in twenty children are physically abused each year.

Where abuse occurs

Most child abuse occurs within the family, often by parents or relatives who themselves were abused as children. Neglect and mistreatment of children is also more common in families living in poverty and among parents who are teenagers or are drug or alcohol abusers. Although there has been a recent increase in child abuse outside the home, it is still true that most often children are abused by a caregiver or someone they know, not a stranger.

Abusive head trauma/inflicted traumatic brain injury or AHT (also called shaken baby/shaken impact syndrome or SBS) is a form of inflicted head trauma.

AHT can be caused by direct blows to the head, dropping or throwing a child, or shaking a child. Head trauma is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States.

How These Injuries Happen

Unlike other forms of inflicted head trauma, abusive head trauma results from injuries caused by someone vigorously shaking a child. Because the anatomy of infants puts them at particular risk for injury from this kind of action, the vast majority of victims are infants younger than 1 year old. The average age of victims is between 3 and 8 months, although these injuries are occasionally seen in children up to 4 years old.

The perpetrators in these cases are most often parents or caregivers. 

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 each year in the United States. It remains unpredictable despite years of research.

Even so, the risk of SIDS can be greatly reduced. First and foremost, infants younger than 1 year old should be placed on their backs to sleep — never face-down on their stomachs.

Searching for Answers

As the name implies, SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant who is younger than 1 year old. It's a frightening prospect because it can strike without warning, usually in seemingly healthy babies. Most SIDS deaths are associated with sleep (hence the common reference to "crib death") and infants who die of SIDS show no signs of suffering.

While most conditions or diseases usually are diagnosed by the presence of specific symptoms, most SIDS diagnoses come only after all other possible causes of death have been ruled out through a review of the infant's medical history and environment. This review helps distinguish true SIDS deaths from those resulting from accidents, abuse, and previously undiagnosed conditions, such as cardiac or metabolic disorders.





The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned in other places, in association with sins of omission and commission, and of the heart as well as the flesh, and is often used as an example of judgment of the wicked.

In Genesis 18, God sends three angels, appearing as men, to Abraham in the plains of Mamre. After receiving the hospitality of Abraham and Sarah, his wife, God reveals to Abraham that he will investigate Sodom and Gomorrah, because their cry is great, "and because their sin is very grievous." (vs. 20-21) In response, Abraham reverently inquires of God if he would spare the city if 50 righteous people were found in it, then 45, then 30, then 20, or even ten, with God affirming he would not destroy it after each request, for the sake of the righteous yet dwelling therein. The two angels of God proceed to Sodom and are met by Abraham's righteous nephew Lot, who constrains the angels to lodge with him, and they eat with his family.

Genesis 19:4-5 describes what followed, which confirms the verdict as to the sin of Sodom and its end (RSV):

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house; and they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them (NIV: can have sex with them , NJB: can have intercourse with them)."

In response, Lot refuses to give his guests to the inhabitants of Sodom, and instead offers them his two virgin daughters to "do to them whatever you like" (New American Standard Bible- Genesis 19:8). However, they refuse this offer, and threaten to do worse to Lot than they would have done to his guests, and press sore upon him. Lot's angelic guests rescue him, and strike the men with blindness. They then command Lot to gather his family and leave, revealing that they were sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. As they make their escape the angels command Lot and his family not to look back under any circumstance. However as Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed with fire and brimstone by God, Lot's wife looks back longingly at the city, and becomes a pillar of salt.

Recent statistics from Vermont concerning domestic violence:

Since the crime rate in Vermont (VT) is far below that in other states, many see VT as one of the safest places to live in this country. This is not true for all who live here.
The VT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission states that in 2008, “73% of all Vermont homicides were domestic violence related.”
Of the 15 adult homicides that occurred, 11 were domestic violence related. There were 5 homicides of children. 7 children witnessed the adults being murdered.
Recently in one corner of Orange County, VT, population--29,000, a woman was beaten and had industrial strength lye poured over her body by her estranged husband.
In another corner of the same county, a twelve year-old girl was raped and murdered by her uncle who was a registered sex offender.

Please help Have Justice — Will Travel help victims of violence. 

Estimates from the Department of Justice:

  • During each year, women were the victims of more than 4.5-million violent crimes, including approximately 500,000 rapes or other sexual assaults.
  • In 29% of the violent crimes against women by lone offenders the perpetrators were intimates--husbands, former husbands, boyfriends, or former boyfriends.
  • A woman is beaten every 15 seconds.
  • About a fifth of the lone-offender attacks against women involved a weapon.
Statistics on the frequency of domestic violence:
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the united States -- more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. (From the uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation.)
  • Domestic abuse occurs in every socioeconomic and educational level, racial and ethnic group, religion, lifestyle and age group. (Family Violence Prevention Fund.)
  • One in four pregnant women have a history of partner violence. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992.
  • Nationally, 50 percent of all homeless women and children are on the streets because of violence in the home. (Senator Joseph Biden, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Violence Against Women: Victims of the System, 1991.)
Facts about injury and domestic violence:
  • Battered women are more likely to suffer miscarriages and to give birth to babies with low birth weights. (Surgeon General, United States, 1992.)
  • Battered women are often severely injured -- 22 to 35 percent of women who visit medical emergency rooms are there for injuries related to ongoing partner abuse. (David Adams, "Identifying the Assaultive Husband in Court: You be the Judge." Boston Bar Journal, 33-4, July/August 1989.)
  • The annual medical expenses resulting from domestic violence every year in the United States is around $4,000,000,000. (Blue Cross/Blue Shield.)
  • 92% of women who were physically abused by their partners did not discuss these incidents with their physicians. 57% did not discuss the incidents with anyone.
  • Women who leave their batterers are at a 75% greater risk of being killed by the batterer than those who stay. (Barbara Hart, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1988.)
How domestic violence affects children:
  • In homes where domestic violence occurs, fear, instability, and confusion replace the love, comfort, and nurturing that children need. These children live in constant fear of physical harm from the person who is supposed to care for and protect them.
  • A Florida study stated that 27% of domestic violence victims in that state were children. At the ages of their deaths, 90% of these children were under age 10, 56% were under age 2.
  • Domestic violence results in serious trauma to children that affects them throughout their lives and carries into the next generation. (Family Violence Prevention Fund.)
Other facts:
  • There are nearly three times as many animal shelters in the United States as there are shelters for battered women and their children. (Senate Judiciary Hearings, Violence Against Women Act, 1990.)
  • Over two-thirds of violent victimizations against women were committed by someone known to them: 31% of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger. Approximately 28% were intimates such as husbands or boyfriends, 35% were acquaintances, and the remaining 5% were other relatives. (In contrast, victimizations by intimates and other relatives accounted for only 5% of all violent victimizations against men. Men were significantly more likely to have been victimized by acquaintances (50%) or strangers (44%) than by intimates or other relatives.) (Ronet Bachman Ph.D., U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Violence Against Women: A National Crime Victimization Survey Report," January 1994, p. 1.)
  • Almost 6 times as many women victimized by intimates (18%) as those victimized by strangers (3%) did not report their violent victimization to police because they feared reprisal from the offender. (Ronet Bachman Ph.D., ibid.) 


to be continued...i am going to add to this

each Sunday...and Pray, and cry, and try

to shed some light...

anybody want to help?