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Awareness is Key

Amigos’ There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse® is more than just an overarching theme, it’s a criteria that we live by because, tragically, three children die each day as a result of abuse or neglect. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities; it truly breaks our hearts to know that national statistics confirm that almost one million children don’t know what it’s like to be safe and sound in their homes.

Did you know?

  • 4M
    cases of abuse and neglect were reported
  • 4-5
    CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY AS A RESULT OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT
  • 4/5
    OF FATALITIES WERE CAUSED BY ONE OR MORE PARENTS
  • 74.8%
  • OF CHILD FATALITIES IN 2015 WERE LESS THAN 3 YEARS OLD
  • OVER 4 MILLION REFERRALS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT WERE 7.2 MILLION CHILDREN. OVER 4 CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY AS A RESULT OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT. MORE THAN 75 % OF FATALITIES WERE CAUSED BY ONE OR MORE PARENTS.

Statistics on Abuse

  • 75%
    Suffered neglect
  • 17%
    Suffered physical abuse
  • 8%
    Suffered sexual abuse
  • 6%
    Suffered physical maltreatment
  • 2%
    Suffered medical neglect
  • Most children were abused by a parent or caregiver.

    A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

Prevention

We all have a role to play in building strong communities in which families and children are valued and supported.

It is in these kinds of communities that children are safest from abuse and neglect. Here are some things you can do as a concerned individual.

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