As an avid reader at news sites, my heart is broken nearly every single day. Just this week, I read several articles involving violence -- child abuse -- perpetrated on young, innocent victims. Stories about a young boy who was starved to death... a girl shoved in a dog cage... a baby flung against a brick wall, and more. These stories show child abuse at its worst: a child's life lost due to extreme abuse by someone they trusted.
There's more to child abuse than just killing a child, of course. Many children are physically beaten by caregivers, sexually abused, emotionally abused, and/or otherwise neglected. These small victims know nothing but hurt, and that's just unacceptable. They don't always tell on their abuser because they are afraid. They need someone to speak for them when they are unable to do so for themselves. Please educate yourself on child abuse by reading this article at SocialMoms.
The song that goes with this video makes me cry every time. It's Jason Michael Carroll's Alyssa Lies, which brings attention to child abuse and why you need to report it if you suspect or know someone is abusing a child. Please take a moment to watch this powerful video.
This blog post is unpaid and is dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse.