Look inside the hearts of children. The numbers can be overwhelming and very sad.
A child is abused or neglected every 47 seconds in the U.S., according to the Tennessee Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers.
The national statistics show that every day, four children die as a result of child abuse. Three of those four are under the age of four years old.
In the State of Tennessee, there were over 38,000 cases of child abuse last year. That is 104 children every day!
As staggering as those statistics are, it is all too easy to view this as “someone else’s problem” as we continue on with our daily routine. The fact is, it affects every one of us, every day. Just look at the facts. In 2015, the Center helped and improved the lives of over 16,000 individuals, with over 10,000 of these individuals being children in our community who were dealing with the horrors of child abuse.