Young children exposed to five or more significant adverse experiences in the first three years of childhood face a 76% likelihood of having one or more delays in their language, emotional, or brain development. (3)
Nearly half of children and adolescents were assaulted at least once in the past year.(2)
In one year, 39% of children between the ages of 12 and 17 reported witnessing violence, 17% reported being a victim of physical assault and 8% reported being the victim of sexual assault. (4)
Four of every 10 children in American say they experienced a physical assault during the past year, with one in 10 receiving an assault-related injury(1)
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(1)JAMA Pediatrics, May 2013
(2)Bell, C.C. & Jenkins E.J. (1993). "Community Violence and Children on Chicago's Southside." Psychiatry
(3)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(4)Finkelhor, David; Turner, Heather; Ormrod, Richard; Hamby, Sherry; Kracke, Kristen "Children's Exposure to Violence, a Comprehensive National Survey
(5)Kilpatrick DG, Saunders BE. (1997). "Prevalence and Consequences of Child Victimization."
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