What We’re Following Today July 29, 2020

Today we’ll focus on abuse. A woman from Creditcards.com pointed me in the direction of this first post from Anastasiia Staples.


Navigating financial help when leaving an abusive relationship


In this piece there is a myriad of information related to women trying to get out of an abusive relationship. There’s good information on mindset, difficulties in getting out, resources and how much living in a lockdown environment has been contributing to an increase in relationship stress and abuse.


It’s on creditcards.com which notes that they do get advertising through placement of credit card ads and promotions on their site, but the content in this article is helpful for those who might be in abusive relationships OR who know people who are in abusive relationships. It’s important to know some of this information because you never know when you might be in a position to help yourself or help someone else...be prepared to help. https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/leaving-abusive-relationship-financial-help/

CDC Isn’t Just About Covid


The CDC has valuable information for many ailments, physical or mental. Elder abuse is a real thing in our society. Here’s the CDC definition to give some perspective.


“Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse often occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts.“


This post on the CDC website addresses elder abuse and notes that as many as 1 in 10 elders may experience some form of abuse mentioned in the post. There are some good points on how to recognize when it is happening and how to address it when it does. Again, be prepared to help...


https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/elderabuse/fastfact.html


Some Stats on Child Abuse in US


Here’s some staggering facts about child abuse in the US. For example every day in the US 5 children die from child abuse. As many as 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused by the time they are 18. The numbers are more dramatic when looking at the psychological impact of these abuses.


Dosomething.org compiled this list. According to Wikipedia “DoSomething (also DoSomething.org) is a global non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change both online and offline through campaigns that make an impact. The organization's CEO is Aria Finger.

https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-child-abuse




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