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"A torn jacket is soon mended but
harsh words bruise the heart of a child."
-- Longfellow.



Every 7.5 seconds a woman is beaten by her husband or boyfriend.
(National Resource Center on Domestic Violence)

Battery is the single major cause of injury to women-
more than rape, muggings, or accidents combined.

Two thousand to 4,000 women are beaten to death annually.
(U.S.Surgeon General)

More than 75% of abused women surveyed reported
their children had been physically and/or sexually
abused by their batterers.
(National Clearing House for the Defense of Battered Women)

Males who grow up in violent homes are at a high
risk to repeat such behaviour in their adult

(Abused Women's Aid in Crisis Survey)

Every hour 12 women are raped.
That is almost 300 each day/10,000 each year,
that are reported.
(U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary)

Twenty-eight percent of students will be involved
in a violent dating relationship in their high
school careers.
(Sugarman & Hotaling)

Fifty-eight percent of the abused elderly identify
their spouse as the abuser while only 24% identify
their children as abusers.
(AARP Women's Iniatiative)

Physically Abused

Kicked, choked, hit, or punched
Threatened with or without a weapon
Refused help when sick,injured or pregnant
Fearful for your safety.

Sexually Abused

Sexually assaulted
Made to pose for seductive or sexual photographs
Ridiculed about your body or sexuality
Told all you were good for was sex.

Emotionally Abused

Subjected to jealous anger
Manipulated with lies and contradictions
Isolated from family and friends
Humiliated in private or public
Threatened that your children will be taken away
Kept from working or having access to money or
Called degrading names such as "stupid"
"irresponsible" or "no good"

Get Help Now!

National Domestic Violence Hotline
In early 1996, President Clinton announced a new,
nationwide, 24-hour toll-free
domestic violence hotline.
The voice number is 1-800-799-SAFE,
and the TDD number for the hearing impaired
is 1-800-787-3224.

For Assistance in Nebraska

For shelters in Nebraska call 1-800-652-7273
they will also refer you to a shelter nearest
to you in your state.

To report Child/Abuse Neglect in Nebraska
call 402-441-6000

To report Adult Abuse/Neglect in Nebraska
call 1-800-652-1999

For the Child Advocacy Center
call 402-476-3200

For the Rape Spouse Abuse Center in Lincoln
call 402-475-7273
for the V/TDD call 402-476-2168

Your Bill of Rights

You have the right to be you.
You have the right to put yourself first.
You have the right to be safe.
You have the right to love and be loved.
You have the right to be treated with respect.
You have the right to be human - NOT PERFECT.
You have the right to be angry and protest
if you are treated unfairly or abusively by anyone.
You have the right to your privacy.
You have the right to have your own opinions,
to express them, and to be taken seriously.
You have the right to earn and control your own money.
You have the right to ask questions about anything
that affects your life.
You have the right to make decisions that affect you.
You have the right to grow and change
(and that includes changing your mind).
You have the right to say NO.
You have the right to make mistakes.
You have the right NOT to be responsible
for other adults' problems.
You have the right not to be liked by everyone.

Childrens Bill of Rights

You have the right to:

Learn and ask questions
Seek help
Laugh and be happy
Express your feelings
Take care of yourself
Follow your dreams
Do things for yourself
Protect your mind and body
Receive and give affection
Be proud of your work
Be the best you can be
Love yourself, Love others and be Loved

Child Find 1985 - 1995


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