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Study Reveals Startling Statistics

Posted by Sandra On February - 9 - 2012

Illinois’ Child Abuse Stats Alarming

ILLINOIS–1 in 5 children in Illinois lived in poverty in 2010. It’s just one of several startling statistics revealed Thursday morning. “Illinois Kids Count 2012” released their annual report today in eight communities across Illinois. In the Quad Cities, child advocates gathered at P&J Tender Care in Rock Island to bring awareness to our children, their challenges, and what changes need to be made. The report shows some important information on the health and well-being of kids and their families. For example, the poverty rate for families in the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program is 38%, with most of the families being single mother households. READ MORE HERE

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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