Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has the worst record in the industrialized nation – losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths. (1)
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Denver children’s author Julie Federico is ending childhood abuse one book at a time with her landmark children’s book Some Parts are NOT for Sharing. Some Parts are NOT for Sharing is a child’s lifeline if they are experiencing abuse. Some Parts are NOT for Sharing helps children define child abuse, and gives children age appropriate information on what is considered child abuse. Every child everywhere needs this information. To read Some Parts are NOT for Sharing to the child in your life visit: www.juliefederico.com
This book is available from Tate Publishing in Spanish and English.
Statistic from: http://www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics
(1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2011). Child Maltreatment 2010. Available from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#can