“In FFY (Federal Fiscal Year) 2010, an estimated 695,000 children were found to be victims of maltreatment.” – Child Welfare Information Gateway
“Child maltreatment is defined by CAPTA [Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act] as serious harm (neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse or neglect) cause to children by parents or primary caregivers, such as extended family members or babysitters. Child maltreatment also can include harm that a caregiver allows to happen or does not prevent from happening to a child.” – Child Welfare Information Gateway
695,000 children, Friends. That is 695,000 to many.
Have you ever been to an Auburn football game? Even if you haven’t I’m sure you have tuned in on TV and seen the stands packed with people. I went to Auburn’s homecoming game a few years ago. I was told about 80,000 people were in the stands.
80,000 people in the stands at a football game……695,000 children victims of maltreatment- It would take about 9 Auburn stadiums to fit the 695,000 children.
Wake up Church and open your eyes.
Can you see it any better now?