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Who we are
Hello I'm Andrew Willis.
Welcome to the Stop Abuse Campaign.
We all know that abuse is bad. Now groundbreaking new research, the ACE Study [Adverse Childhood Experiences] shows the devastating long term psychological and medical consequences to victims whose lives can end up to 20 years sooner than non victims.
ACE's, abuse, neglect and household dysfunction, effect almost a quarter of children with one in every ten children suffering from a dangerous ACE score of four or more. The impact is felt in every community. Our children have a greater chance of being sexually abused than they do of catching the flu.
15 million children a year experience domestic violence at home, meaning if it is not happening in your home, you won't have to walk far to find a neighbor silently suffering. Witnessing domestic violence is as harmful for children as being directly abused themselves.
The truth is abuse affects us all and we are all responsible for preventing it. The Stop Abuse Campaign exists to make that easier for you. Both at home and in your community.
Join us now, become a Believer and we'll send you a prevention tip every week plus ways you can participate in freeing your family and your community from the fear and impact of abuse. Because when we all work together we can stop abuse.
Take the first step, become a Believer and working together we will stop abuse tomorrow, join us now and start making a difference in a child's life today.
How Big is the problem?
The reality of the situation is that almost half the population of the U.S. are survivors of abuse. How do we know that? Numbers don't lie. Abuse is widespread and unfortunately, not going away.
One of six women will be sexually molested during her lifetime.
In a classroom of 24 students, a quarter will be physically or sexually abused before they graduate high school
On a block of 90 homes, 30 women are physically abused on a regular basis.