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APRIL IS NATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

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These numbers are huge and unacceptable. We must look out for and support all children.

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APRIL ISNATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

“EVERY UNWANTED TOUCH IS LIKE A BRAND, AN OPEN WOUND, A SCAR ON MY SOUL THAT NEVER HEALS…”

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Here is some information that I picked up  from a Colorado news station

In 2013, there were 679,000 victims of child abuse and neglect throughout the United States; more than 10,000 were child victims from Colorado, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. In 2014, the Kempe Children’s Center at Children’s Hospital treated 1,306 children for abuse, served 641 parents and caregivers and trained 9,605 child welfare professionals.

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The Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse started as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as…

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45 thoughts on “APRIL IS NATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

  1. So tragic to see these kinds of numbers.

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  2. I so agree I did a whole month of poems on child abuse in 2012 and I fond the research I had to do so awful ! But I did plough on for the whole month! xxx

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  3. Very heartbreaking, for sure. Lately I’ve been reading more about human trafficking, too. That’s another area that needs more attention. So many people are unaware how close to home it happens.

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  4. Sad that we need such a month.

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  5. Excellent re-blog, Tess. Hugs.

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  6. Thanks Tess, I’ve re-blogged as well.

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  7. Even the number 1 is too many.
    Thanks for reminding us that we are a community.

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  8. A brilliant post! Children are our most precious treasure. Thank you, dear friend for sharing this post. 🙂

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  9. Thank you for sharing this very important post’s message. Sorrowful situation.

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  10. This stuff breaks my heart.

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  11. I work in Adult Protective Services but work with the CPS staff. I could not do what those men and women do on a daily basis. They work every day, all year long, and then in addition they do work to make people aware for the entire month of April with even more work, of what is going on in the world of child abuse prevention. There is an army of devoted people out there, fighting a huge battle. Sad to say, it is such a huge battle.

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    • I can’t get my head around anyone hurting a child. Those big innocent eyes questioning, thinking they’ve done something wrong, when it’s the adult striking out at the helpless and innocent.

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      • I can’t either Tess. Appalling. I had a difficult time disciplining my kids sometimes because of those looks. Those child’s eyes. So trusting. And heaven forbid if one of the parents of my grands tries to discipline in front of me, I can’t handle it. There is no excuse. None.

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      • Parents are tired and haggard, I agree, but will never agree that they take out their frustrations on their precious cargo. NO …

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  12. This is good to know that there are folks dedicating their lives to helping children. The strange thing about abuse as a kid is that it feels normal. It’s only when the child survives that over time we realize that those who did it are monsters. It is a terrible way to grow up and the only thing that comes from it is survival or not. God bless the little children and all of us!

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    • Amen to that, Jennifer. Amen. Still, even when they don’t know any other kind of life, I’m sure it still hurts. Physical or mental, it’s got to hurt. ❤ ❤

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      • It hurt so much and yes, still does except now I practice controlling my thoughts…the worst part of abuse, besides enduring torture, is the forward rolling effects: the lack of self-esteem. The old Southern ways of believing that asking for anything is accepting charity totally screwed up my head.
        Once I was beat then humiliated in front of lots of family, because I asked my dad for a pair of his socks (I like socks) after not seeing him for years, (I was about 13).
        Now I realize they messed with my ability to manifest abundance, which has everything to do with asking, believing, then receiving. I just figured this out the other day!
        God bless the little, innocent children! This is a very serious subject…

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      • Loss of self esteem is a real killer because it makes you feel more powerless and unable to pull yourself up by the bootstraps.
        I truly do not understand so much of the human race.

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      • Right! What some persons are capable of goes beyond our imaginings but waking up to the real evil in this world has helped me accept that not all the abuse was caused by me. That helps release false-guilt.
        All the children growing up thinking they are to blame for being victimized is a shame and that’s why this campaign for awareness is soo important. Thanks for sharing, Tess.

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      • I wanted to clear up my next too-much info comment which I can’t figure out how to delete. The lack of self-esteem that happens to abused kids can be handled as an adult through self-development. Thank God those day are in my past, as I have much confidence now or I couldn’t write! So to all those who have suffered as kids, you have as good a chance to get on with your life as anyone by changing the way you look at yourself…

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      • I cannot imagine, but I know what it’s like as an adult and what damage it does. Makes me doubly care how much children suffer.

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      • That insight runs deep in the heart… No joke the side-effects of abuse. I shared your page on all the social platforms, since I get into what happened to me, in-depth, in my book. It’s interesting Tess, the older teenagers are interested in my story and now amazon is showing it as YA. So that shows me that kids are looking for answers on how to deal with mean grown-ups and more importantly, how to prosper through the time it takes to hopefully get better.

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  13. Thank you for sharing this Tess. I can’t say too much about this, too close to home, but I hope there is a special place in Hell for anyone who abuses children, in any shape or form. Hugs ❤ ❤ ❤

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  14. And we can wonder if this happened ‘back in our day’ & if it was, it was kept quiet and hidden. I never knew of the atrocities that perhaps were occurring. So many little ones that experience, pain, abuse, neglect. Such a sad world for those darlings who can’t defend themselves. 😔

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  15. I work in social care and one of my roles is to educate staff on the types of abuse that vulnerable adults may be at risk of, many of the points raised are also applicable to children and I think it is wonderful that you are raising awareness and highlighting just how prevalent such abuse can be, even in today’s society.

    Great find. Thank you for reposting this ❤

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  16. I worked for 10 years for a child abuse prevention agency. The work was heartbreaking, but because we were on the prevention side of it, it was rewarding as well. We worked with at-risk families to help them remove the stressors that could lead to lashing out at their children. Thanks for bringing the issue to the forefront of our minds.

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  17. Thank you for this one. The numbers are tragic and terrible. They escalate as we strip assistance away.

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