This is Sharon Jenkins. I want to thank you for participating in my blog tour this week. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I hope and pray this week to bring you and your blog’s visitor’s awareness and to encourage you to be a voice for a child in trouble.
- A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. (Can you imagine how many incidents of abuse are not reported?)
- Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4.
- 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members.
- Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an organization called Child Welfare Information Gateway. This organization connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Their research has found that successful interventions must both reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to ensure the well-being of children and families.
As a child abuse prevention advocate, I admonish you to take an active role in your community to prevent child abuse. When we value children, we value our future. Become a “rescuer” in your community. For more information about this topic visit www.childwelfare.gov, I care and so should you.
National Child Abuse Statistics, Childhelp, www.childhelp.org
About the Author
Sharon Jenkins shares her very personal story of how she went from victim to victor over abuse. The book Beyond the Closet Door… is centered on her closet experience as toddler and how this experience of neglect has shaped every life experience she has had since then. She chronicles its effect from that point through her adulthood. This book is not about blame but perseverance. The silent scream of abuse continues to cry out in this nation and as an advocate for the abused she has made it her personal mission to help others child abuse adult victims “stop the hurting.”
Known locally as The Master Communicator, the author is proficient in communicating the plight of the abused child in this revelatory book. Ms. Jenkins is a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator. She is also the co-author of another inspirational book, Songs of Three Sisters, and an avid contributor to local magazines and newspapers. She is current a writer for Beauty Come Forth E-Magazine.
About the Book
Sharon C. Jenkins celebrates the demonstrated power of faith to heal adult child abuse victims. All sufferers of child abuse deal with emotional issues in the aftermath of their oppression, whether it is physical, sexual, verbal, or mental. This work of nonfiction furnishes the breath of life for hope found within the resurrected soul touched by Calvary’s cost and empowers them to find purpose for their once shattered lives.
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