|Posted on September 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM|
New report finds that effects of child abuse and neglect, if untreated, can last a lifetime
By Brigid Schulte, Published: September 12, 2013
In the first major study of child abuse and neglect in 20 years, researchers with the National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday that the damaging consequences of abuse can not only reshape a child’s brain but also last a lifetime.
Untreated, the effects of child abuse and neglect, the researchers found, can profoundly influence victims’ physical and mental health, their ability to control emotions and impulses, their achievement in school, and the relationships they form as children and as adults.
The researchers recommended an “immediate, coordinated” national strategy to better understand, treat and prevent child abuse and neglect, noting that each year, abuse and neglect costs an estimated $80 billion in the direct costs of hospitalization, law enforcement and child welfare and the indirect costs of special education, juvenile and adult criminal justice, adult homelessness, and lost work productivity....
The report, produced at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that while rates of physical and sexual child abuse have declined in the past 20 years, rates of emotional and psychological abuse, the kind that can produce the most serious long-lasting -effects, have increased. Rates of neglect have held fairly steady. Researchers said they do not know why....
Every year, child-protection agencies receive 3 million referrals for child abuse and neglect involving about 6 million children, the report found, though with unreported instances, the actual number is probably much higher, the researchers said. And, the report noted, about 80 percent of the children in investigated abuse and neglect cases are not removed from the home.
Child victims are equally likely to be male or female, the report found. The majority are younger than 5. About 80 percent of the perpetrators are parents, the vast majority biological parents. More than half of the perpetrators are female.
Are Mind-Control Survivors Breaking Their Silence?
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner
September 14, 2013
Survivors of the CIA mind-control program are speaking out about their childhood torture. They are outraged that as children, they were emotionally, physically and sexually abused by US government and military employees in brainwashing experiments, claim our tax payer dollars are still being used to exploit children and are requesting a Congressional investigation.
To support the petition "Request Congressional Investigation: CIA Mind-control of Children" addressed to President Obama and members of the US Senate and House of Representatives go to: http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-survivors-request-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children ....
The petition requesting Congress for an investigation is sponsored by a coalition of child abuse advocates: Neil Brick, Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today (SMART http://ritualabuse.us), Judy Byington, Child Abuse Recovery (CAR www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com) and Kevin Annett, International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS www.itccs.org).