The statistics are shocking . . .
- Every ten seconds, a child sexual assault is reported.1Childhelp, “Child Abuse Statistics and Facts,” accessed July 23, 2015.
- Four children die from abuse every day.4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Child Maltreatment Prevention,” accessed July 22, 2015.
- 20 percent of students in grades 9–12 have reported being in a fight or bullied at school in the past 12 months.2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Understanding Bullying, Fact Sheet 2013,” accessed July 22, 2015.
- 95 percent of abused children are abused by someone they know: parent, relative, babysitter, friend, and caregiver.3Per interview conversation with Lawrence Daly.
- 50 percent of children who make an outcry to a parent about being abused are not believed.4
- 1.3 million nonfatal crimes occurred against the disabled in 2012.5Disabled World, “1.3M Violent Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities—The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics,” accessed July 22, 2015.
- One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted before age 16.6National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “Understanding Sexual Violence: Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” accessed July 23, 2015.
- Seven of ten sexual addicts were sexually assaulted before age 12.4
That being said, there is no standard in the world for reporting child abuse, and there is no standard for convicting child abuse criminals.
Lawrence Daly is an international leader, speaker, and skilled professional striving to make this world a safer place for our kids. We must know our rights and responsibilities as adults in our churches and communities today.
Watch the Video
- Why do you see child sexual abuse as the number-one mental health problem in the world?
- How do parents create a safe environment for their kids?
- What can single parents do to keep their kids safe after school?
- How can you tell when your child perceives someone as a threat?
- How do we find a balance between appropriate concern and appearing paranoid?
- What is “passive parenting,” and what are better ways to exit an abusive situation?
- When a child makes an outcry, what do you need to do?
- How do parents preemptively learn how to detect and stop abuse?
- What should a parent do of a special needs child must be in a forensic investigation?
- How can the church help when a child makes an outcry?
Let Me Hear from You
It’s time to become part of the solution. It’s time to listen to the voices of those crying out for help. It’s time to be a transforming agent of change. No adult is free from God’s command to “take care of one of the least of these” (Matthew 25:45); that role is inescapable. Are you playing a part in creating a safer place for our children? Are you aware that you have a legal responsibility to listen and act if you know a child is being abused or neglected in any way? Are you a parent choosing to allow criminal behavior in your home? There is not a lack of information; there is a lack of attentive action. I have to ask, what part are you going to play in the lives of those you love and care for? The following resources are here for your use. For further help, please connect with Insight for Living Ministries, and check out our Sexual Abuse Topical Page and resources.
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- FBI National Sex Offender Registry
- Family Watchdog National Sexual Offender Registry
- United States Department of Justice
- Understanding Sexual Violence
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of America’s 100 Best Charities by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN operates the Safe Helpline for the United States Department of Defense. In 2015, the Online Hotline expanded to offer services in Spanish at rainn.org/es. The hotlines have helped more than two million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.
- Report Child Abuse
- Reporting Anonymously:
The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you call your local child protective services office located through an Internet search for your state or county or by calling Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. All calls to the Childhelp hotline remain anonymous.
- How to Report Child Abuse
- Response to Crime Victims
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities
Lawrence Daly, CEO of One Daly Corporation
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|1.||↑||Childhelp, “Child Abuse Statistics and Facts,” accessed July 23, 2015.|
|2.||↑||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Understanding Bullying, Fact Sheet 2013,” accessed July 22, 2015.|
|3.||↑||Per interview conversation with Lawrence Daly.|
|4.||↑||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Child Maltreatment Prevention,” accessed July 22, 2015.|
|5.||↑||Disabled World, “1.3M Violent Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities—The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics,” accessed July 22, 2015.|
|6.||↑||National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “Understanding Sexual Violence: Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” accessed July 23, 2015.|