Signatures For Children!
DO YOU CARE ABOUT CHILDREN If so, sign this petition! Did you know - In 2001, approximately 903,000 children were found to be victims of child maltreatment. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Maltreatment 2001.) - Infants are at greatest risk for dying from homicide during the first week of infancy, with the risk being highest on the first day of life. Children younger than one year account for 44% of child maltreatment fatalities. (Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Maltreatment 2000. ) - Child abuse costs the United States approximately $94 billion every year. (Prevent Child Abuse America. (2001). Total Estimated Cost of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States: Statistical Evidence.) - If Adverse Childhood Experiences were eradicated, it is estimated that we would eliminate approximately 54% of clinical depression in women. (V. Felitti, R. Anda, et. al., Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine) - One year of child abuse and neglect produces 35,000 future violent criminals and 250 murderers. (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids News Release, May 5th, 2003.) We need 25,000 people to be a