I wonder why when a child grows up and joins the military, goes off to war and is killed or injured, the media and the country, rightfully so, mourn their death? But if that same child is killed as a child, we do little or nothing to mourn their death.
More than 1,500 children in the United States die each year as a result of child abuse! There are more than 2 million cases of child abuse reported each year in the U.S. alone. More than 26,000 children die each day in the world from conditions that could be made better.
Why is it that we subscribe to the notion that children are our most important asset but we do little to protect them? The U.S. spends $1.3 billion each year on the aftermath of child abuse, but precious few dollars on protection.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Why don’t those who read this letter become involved? Our children need our assistance. People need to be taught how to effectively parent. They need to learn to control their anger.
Working together we can make a difference. Won’t you please help?