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Teen Abuse

Many Teens are experiencing abuse within their homes and cause some to run away.

Sex Trafficking is the second largest illegal billion dollar business in the USA. Most sex trafficking victims are runaways. What does that mean? As easy as it if to find illegal drugs and guns you can find a child/teen for sex almost as easy! The average age for a boy caught in sex trafficking is 11 and a girl 13.

Experts estimate that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This means that in any classroom or neighborhood full of children, there are children who are silently bearing the burden of sexual abuse. If you see 20 children/teens chances are two, are victims of some type of sexual abuse. Reference: Darkness to Light

70 to 80% of sexually abused children go on to use drug and alcohol aka addiction. Help us educate.

 

FATHERLESS STATS

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.

85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.  (Center for Disease Control)

80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average.  (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average.  (National Principals Association Report)

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.

70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average.  (U.S. Dept. of Justice)

85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.  ( Dept. of Correction)

90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes. [US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]

80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes. [Criminal Justice & Behaviour]

71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services]

90% of adolescent repeat arsonists live with only their mother.

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.

85% of confirmed sex trafficking victims are U.S. citizens, mostly runaway children 

THESE CHILDREN GROW UP AND BECOME ADULTS IN SOCIETY

 

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Teen Girls AbuseDoes your boyfriend/girlfriend:

  • Have a history of bad relationships or past violence; always blames his/her problems on other people; or blames you for “making” him/her treat you badly?
  • Try to use drugs or alcohol to coerce you or get you alone when you don’t want to be?
  • Try to control you by being bossy, not taking your opinion seriously or making all of the decisions about who you see, what you wear, what you do, etc.?
  • Talk negatively about people in sexual ways or talk about sex like it’s a game or contest?

 

Do you:

  • Feel less confident about yourself when you’re with him/her?
  • Feel scared or worried about doing or saying “the wrong thing?”
  • Find yourself changing your behavior out of fear or to avoid a fight?
  • Dating violence is more than just arguing or fighting.

 

Teen Abuse

Children who experience abuse in their homes are more likely to be abused or go on abusing. Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence.

Teens are seriously at risk for dating violence. Research shows that physical or sexual abuse is a part of 1 in 3 high school relationships.

Teen abuse can be painful and confusing if you’ve been sexually abused as a child. Sex outside of a respectful marriage is not love but when pressured for sex you feel loved and also hurt at the same time. This can make it hard to tell if you are really being abused. Unfortunately, without help, the violence will only get worse. If you think you may be in an abusive relationship let your parents, your pastor, your friend or any person you can trust.  You can also call the Helplines National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)- National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

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