"Child Rescue" - a State by State Bill

Intense fear, terror and helplessness, the child's spirit robbed - we all pay
.. we can change this!

Society Pays

Identifying child trauma in its earliest stages is key to successful healing to normalizing the child. The longer the time span between the initial trauma and intervention, the more complex the healing process. Victims, uncaught, who externalize the abuse will likely engage in violent behavior which jeopardizes everyone's personal safety. Those who internalize will cause life long damage to themselves, a lost life. Early intervention is too important to helping the child to getting back on track to a more positive and fulfilling life.

Listed below are snapshots taken from the many studies posted on the right column of this page for your convenience. These studies represent children traumatized and its negative effects transferred to society in later life.

The purpose of "Child Rescue" is not to excuse those who cause harm to others, but rather to demonstrate the need to identifying children victims early enough to prevent the cycle of societal chaos. Laws must continue to be firm in order to discourage the crimes, though it's unfortunate we missed our chance in the past to interrupting this cycle. In fact, conservatively, over seventy percent of crimes against people were committed by those traumatized as children.

37% of Death row inmates were sodomized as children. The majority of men and women in the criminal justice system, including sex offenders and murderers, were abused as children

60% of men and women in psychiatric hospitals diagnosed with major mental illnesses have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse as children

Violently raped boys are more likely to later rape and murder

Juvenile detainees - 93.2% of males and 84% of females reported a traumatic experience, with 18% of females and 11% of males meeting full criteria for PTSD

Over 30% of males and over 55% of females incarcerated were sexually abused as children. (Other traumas reported among others incarcerated.)

In a sample of incarcerated female juvenile offenders, 74% reported having been hurt or in danger of being hurt, 60% being raped or in danger of being raped, and 76% witnessing someone being severely injured or killed

Boys who experience or witness violence are substantially more likely to commit violence than those who do not. Reenactment of victimization is a major cause of societal violence

Dangerously violent males were 3-6 times more likely than the male controls to have been witnesses and victims of high levels of violence in the home, neighborhood, and community.