Being a child shouldn’t have to hurt!

Brazoria County 2015 Statistics

  • 641 Confirmed victims of child abuse/neglect
  • 3 deaths as a result of child abuse/neglect
  • 376 Forensic Interviews conducted at Brazoria County Alliance for Children
  • 85 Medical Exams conducted at Brazoria County Alliance for Children
  • Provided 146 hours of therapy to 127 clients
  • Provided Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training to 250 individuals

In Texas in 2015

  • Today 185 children will be victims of abuse
  • In one year, more than 65,000 cases of child abuse were reported
  • 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18
  • 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18

Did you know that

  • More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8
  • 30 – 40% of victims are abused by a family member
  • Another 50-55% are abused by someone outside of the family who they know and trust
  • Approximately 40% are abused by older or larger children whom they know
  • Less than 5% are abused by strangers
  • 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited while on the internet
  • An estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse exist in America
  • Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to anyone
  • Almost 80% initially deny abuse or are tentative about disclosing, of these 75% disclose accidentally, and of those who disclose 20% eventually recant even though the abuse actually occurred

With your help, we can do even more. See more at: http://www.cactx.org/statistics#sthash.XmFDcYJD.dpuf2013

Even within the walls of their own homes, children are at risk for abuse.
“I’m waiting, will you help?”