The absence of reports of violence against children in the media does not reflect the amount of trauma and suffering of children in toxic homes in our communities today.
The COVID lockdown has almost ended domestic violence abuse reporting in the media and for children, there are no classrooms to escape to. Social workers can’t get into the homes to talk to or look at children to hear their stories and see their bruises.
The United Nations Secretary General warned that we are seeing a horrifying global surge in domestic violence all over the world and is urging leaders to include protective measures in their pandemic plans.
The depth and scope of violence against children was a terrible problem before the pandemic. Generational child abuse has grown exponentially for decades overwhelming our schools, justice systems and communities.
With all the suffering and anxiety our communities are facing every hour of every day, there is little chance that the tiny voices coming out of toxic homes will be heard by anyone anywhere. All State Data.
These are hard times for everyone but a very dark time for abused and neglected children.
This is why Kids At Risk Action is building a PSA program
to build support for programs that make life better for at risk children
Long time CASA guardian ad litem Mike Tikkanen gathered this information for the KARA team.