Over 4 million cases of child abuse are reported every year with nearly 600,000 children in foster and residential care with nearly half coming from extreme neglect or abuse. These children will indeed develop some form of mental illness if not treated properly. If we take the steps to ensure early treatment, they will have the opportunity to become successful, happy citizens instead of mentally disturbed adults, addicts or criminals. It’s our choice.
According to many well known US departments like the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Justice and the US Department of Health and Services, one in four children will experience child abuse.
Additional studies have shown over 50% of abused children will have some form of mental illness, and over 60% of prison inmates convicted of violent crimes had experienced long term abuse in their youth.
Long term child abuse has been linked to traumatic PTSD that is significant enough to cause traumatic brain injury where parts of the medial prefrontal cortex are damaged and actually shrink in size. This TBI (traumatic brain injury) is the same you see in combat veterans, first responder's as well as others in public safety who have repeatedly witnessed traumatic events.
The problem is that many do not have care available or have limited access to positive therapy. Imagine the difference that could be made in these lives if everyone had the same education and treatments available.
Our goal is to do just that. To become a nonprofit charitable organization that educates the masses utilizing workshops, literature and seminars to educate every citizen to understand the signs and symptoms of at risk children as well as the treatments to help these future citizens become successful, happy people. With your donation we can be the charitable organization that fuels our nation's future.
These children are our future, without treatment, our future is at stake.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and reach the many in need .