About Child Abuse in the U.S.
There are nearly 3 million child abuse cases REPORTED each year. Experts say the actual number is closer to 9 million, since most go unreported. This puts child abuse at epidemic proportions in this country. Each day nearly 4 children die from child abuse. Child abuse costs the U.S. economy $250 Million dollars a DAY. It's time we do something. View CASA Kane County demographics and statistics.
Our goal is to educate people in knowing the long term effects of ineffective parenting, child abuse and neglect, and the myths and the misconceptions of the terms "Child Abuse", "That it will not happen to my child or family"; Our goal is to work with families and lawmakers, help victims and prevent abuse through education. There are so many ways you can help us – distribute materials, volunteer with our group or donate.
Categories of Child Maltreatment
Acts that caused or could have caused physical injury or death
Burns, bites, and bruises
Fractures Shaking of infants and young children
Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
Involvement of the child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit to the
Contacts for sexual purposes,
molestation, statutory rape,
Acts or omissions other than physical abuse or sexual abuse that caused or could have caused behavioral, cognitive, affective or other
Verbal abuse or withholding emotional support; Unreasonable demands on child to perform above capabilities; Using shameful or bizarre forms of punishment
Failure to provide a child with age-appropriate care although having the financial means to do so or offered assistance to do so
Failure to provide food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, or adequate supervision
Negligence that could reasonably have been anticipated to cause a child cruel or excessive physical or mental pain
Letting person who behaves in an irresponsible or violent manner supervise child; Allowing a child to witness family violence, the manufacture of illegal drugs or other felony offenses