Child Abuse Facts
Once every minute, a child somewhere in America is abused. Physically. Sexually. Emotionally. But the most upsetting statistic of all is how often abuse is witnessed and ignored. Felt the forgotten. But an abused child never forgets. And neither do we.
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Yet… Current reports show that each year nearly 4,000 suspected cases of child abuse are reported in Hawaii.
What is Child Abuse?
Child Abuse is defined as a non-accidental injury or pattern of injuries. It can take the form of physical injury, sexual abuse, neglect or the emotional maltreatment of children.
The effects of child abuse can be devestatingThe emotional and physical pain suffered in childhood often result in low self-esteem, drug addiction, juvenile deliquency, crime and immeasurable wasted human potential.
Child Abuse doesn’t discriminate
Child Abuse crosses the boundries of every economic level, ethnic and religious group. It is happening throughout our state and it can happen to any family on every island.
Estimated Annual Cost of Child Abuse and NeglectInvestments in prevention support healthy child development and lower the number of children affected by abuse and neglect, and the financial cost to our nation in turn. Child abuse and neglect affects over 1 million children every year. Child abuse and neglect costs our nation $220 million every day. View Cost Analysis (PDF)
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Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii is a chartered chapter of the national organization Prevent Child Abuse America.