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Hunger facts,

Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty is only one of many factors associated with food insecurity. In fact, higher unemployment, lower household assets, and certain demographic characteristics also lead to a lack of access to adequate, nutritious food.

Eight states exhibited statistically significantly higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2011-2013

United States 14.6%

Arkansas 21.2%

Mississippi 21.1%

Texas 18.0%

Tennessee 17.4%

North Carolina 17.3%

Missouri 16.9%

Georgia 16.6%

Ohio 16.0%

Domestic Violence Statistics:

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

1. One in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.

2.  An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

3. The majority (73%) of family violence victims are female. Females were 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend.

4. The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services.

5. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults

Teen Suicide: Rates and updates: 1 in 12 teens have attempted suicide 

CDC finds suicide among high school students on the rise

The attempted suicide rate for high school students has risen from 6.3% to 7.8% in the last three years.

Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted it, according to the semi-annual  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More female teens than males have attempted or considered suicide, the survey found. The rate was highest among Hispanic females, at 13.5%, and lowest among white males, at 4.6%. Students struggled with suicide more during the first two years of high school - roughly ages 14 to 16. Rates dropped off slightly when students reached junior and senior year.

Overall, the suicide rate among teens has climbed in the past few years, from 6.3% in 2009 to 7.8% in 2011, numbers which reflect the trend gaining national attention as more teen suicides are reported as a result of bullying.

Transgender:  Story 

Teen suicide note, My death needs to mean something. 

The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online.

Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, R.I.P youngster.

Experiences with Violence

Negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people put these youth at increased risk for experiences with violence, compared with other students.

1 Violence can include behaviors such as bullying, teasing, harassment, physical assault, and suicide-related behaviors. LGBTQ youth are also at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide attempts, and suicide.

A nationally representative study of adolescents in grades 7–12 found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers.

3 More studies are needed to better understand the risks for suicide among transgender youth. However, one study with 55 transgender youth found that about 25% reported suicide attempts.

According to the gay bullying statistics from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, about one fourth of all students from elementary age through high school are the victims of bullying and harassment while on school property because of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation. Unfortunately the primary reason for bullying is due to something that may set themselves apart from the norm, and that includes sexual orientation. 


  • More than one-third (36 percent) of LGBT undergraduate students have experienced harassment within the past year, as have 29 percent of all respondents.

  • Those who experienced harassment reported that derogatory remarks were the most common form (89 percent) and that students were most often the source of harassment (79 percent).

  • Twenty percent of all respondents feared for their physical safety because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and 51 percent concealed their sexual orientation or gender identity to avoid intimidation.

  • 84% of respondents identified as LGBT.16% of respondents identified as heterosexual or uncertain

  • 71 percent felt that transgender people were likely to suffer harassment, and 61 percent felt that gay men and lesbians were likely to be harassed.

  • Forty-three percent of the respondents rated the overall campus climate as homophobic.

  • Every two years the Massachusetts Department of Education conducts a version (MYRBS) of the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, exploring the health-related attitudes and behaviors of high school students. The 2003 survey found that LGBT students, when compared with their heterosexual peers, were:

    • over 5 times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year;

    • over 3 times more likely to have skipped school in the past month because they felt unsafe at or en route to school; and

    • over 3 times more likely to have been threatened or injured with a weapon at school in the past year.

Taken from the Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People, 2003 The Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Crimes committed in 2002 due to bias against the victim’s perceived sexual orientation represent 16.7% of reported hate crime incidents – the highest level in the 12 years since the agency began collecting these statistics—according to data released Oct. 27 in the FBI report "Crime in the United States in 2002." Sexual orientation bias represents the third highest category of reported hate crimes.


Facts on HIV/AIDS

Updated November 2014

HIV/AIDS: Remain one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

As a result of recent advances in access to antiviral therapy (ART), HIV-positive people now live longer and healthier lives. In addition, it has been confirmed that ART prevents onward transmission of HIV

At the end of 2013, 11.7 million people were receiving ART in low- and middle-income countries; this represents 36% [34–38%] of the 32.6 million [30.8–34.7 million] people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries.

Progress has also been made in preventing mother-to-child transmission and keeping mothers alive. In 2013, close to 7 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV – 970 000 women – received antivirals (ARVs).

WHO has released a set of normative guidelines and provides support to countries in formulating and implementing policies and programmed to improve and scale up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for all people in need.

This fact file provides current data on the disease, and ways to prevent and treat it.

Unwanted Pregnancies:

Teen Pregnancy Statistics and Teen Pregnancy Facts

The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world. Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually.Thirty-four percent of young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 — about 820,000 a year.

Eight in ten of these teen pregnancies are unintended and 79 percent are to unmarried teens.The teen birth rate has declined slowly but steadily from 1991 to 2002 with an overall decline of 30 percent for those aged 15 to 19. These recent declines reverse the 23-percent rise in the teenage birth rate from 1986 to 1991.

The largest decline since 1991 by race was for black women. The birth rate for black teens aged 15 to 19 fell 42 percent between 1991 to 2002. Hispanic teen birth rates declined 20 percent between 1991 and 2002.

The rates of both Hispanics and blacks, however, remain higher than for other groups. Hispanic teens now have the highest teenage birth rates. Most teenagers giving birth before 1980 were married whereas most teens giving birth today are unmarried.

School Dropout Rates:

  1. Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day.
  2. About 25% of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time.
  3. The U.S., which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries.
  4. The dropout rate has fallen 3% from 1990 to 2010 (12.1% to 7.4%).
  5. The percentage of Latino students who graduate have significantly increased. In 2010, 71.4% received their diploma vs. the 61.4% in 2006. Asian-American and white students are still far more likely to graduate than Latino and African-American students.

Child Abuse and Neglect issues:  This needs to be strongly addressed and of course immediate positive turn for healthy and safe children of all ages.

Date Verified: 1.2.2014

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.

Child abuse can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.

Number of children annually who are abused : 681,000

Number of children annually who received preventative services from Child Protective Services 3,300,000

Number of children that die every day as a result of child abuse and 4% of children who die from abuse, are under the age of 4 years of age.

Percent of abused children that will later abuse their own children 30 %

Percent of men in prison that were abused as children 14 % Percent of women in prison that were abused as children 36 %

Annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States $124,000,000,000

Percent of child abuse perpetrators that are female 53.6 %

Percent of homeless youth that ran away to escape abuse 46 %

Abused children are 25 % more likely to experience teen pregnancy

REMEMBERING the children of past and present ABUSE! If you are someone is potentially involved in abuse against a child, please seek help. There is plenty of assistance available to prevent harm to a child.

News topics of Children harmed through abuse arelisted below.

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - 2014The parents of a 22-day-old baby found starved to death in Florida have been charged with first-degree murder, police said on Tuesday, accusing them of neglecting the suffering infant.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —  2014 The body of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy was found in an Ohio creek. 


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