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Child Abuse Can Lead To Bullying

There are nearly three million child abuse cases reported each year but experts believe the actual number is closer to nine million, as most go unreported. So many abused children suffer silently in America with no hope. Child abuse costs this nation's tax payers approximately 100 billion dollars annually. That cost does NOT reflect the pain, suffering, or reduced quality of life which may be the largest cost component of child abuse. Quiet children in schools or seemingly troubled children on our streets might actually be victims. Imagine feeling unprotected, unloved and unsafe.

There are several signs to look for in children who are abused; some of which are but is not limited to: Burns, bites, bruises on children, changes in behavior, lack of participation in school, failure to provide food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, or adequate supervision, or letting strangers or irresponsible persons with tendencies toward violence supervise your child.

Abuse is NEVER ok, speak out and help a child who is being abused. 24 Hour Crisis Hotline for Parents

Children who are abused at home are more likely to be involved in bullying situations.

What do our members say

“I am honored to serve as a National Spokesperson for the a4KClub. Bullying and child abuse are such major problems.  They can happen to any of us.  All of us are responsible for speaking up when we see it.  Together we can stop the abuse and the bullying.  As a spokesperson I am hoping that by seeing my leadership other kids will realize that they...

Jolie Montlick

Whether you join on your own, through a local chapter or plan to start a new A4K chapter in your school or community, we are here to help you find your Voice.

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“I am honored to serve as a National Spokesperson for the Ambassador for Kids Program, in addition to being on the Board of Directors. I have witnessed and felt the effects of peer abuse and bullying. These are such serious problems. My role enables me to have a voice, and my goal is to help others realize that they can stop the bullying and abus...

Nikki Montlick