Youth Safety Month is here
Posted: March 01, 2020
Did you know over 800,000 kids are reported missing each year?
How about that 60% of abductions are done by a freind or family member?
What about the fact that in America 1 out of 6 women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime? (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted)
We know these stats are scary, but they are also fact! We as a community need to do all we can to curb the rising trends of various types of child and young adult abuse.
March is Youth Safety Month and martial arts schools across the world are teaming up to make their communities safer. We at Cartersville Martial Art are working to empower the youth in our community. We help our martial art family members become more confident so they are less likely to become a victim as well as teaching them how to better protect themselves.
We love to empower youth here in our community have have been doing it since 2004. At Cartersville Martial Art our goal is to help children grow into strong leaders that are far less likely to be seen as a "good victim". Our program is non-violent and classes are safer than most sports with a huge focus on character develoment. Call or visit our website if you would like to have the power to strive and not just survive. You can reach us at (678) 721-5166, cartersvilleckd.com or facebook.com/cartersvilleckd. Get in touch today to learn how you can get started with no obligation or cost.
If you are already in trouble, fear you may be soon or just need support after the fact here are some youth safety resources that may help:
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Calling your local law enforcement is the first step when a dangerous sitation has occurred and emergency services are needed. All children should know how to responsibly call 911 in the case of an emergency. Dial 911 to contact your local law enforcment.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN AND TEAM ADAM
Missing children should be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Visit NCMEC’s website at www.missingkids.com Call NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 to ask them to check NCIC if your child is listed.
THE OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (OVC)
With the goal of providing aid and promoting justice for crime victims, the Office for Victims of Crime provides many resources, a program locaters and a helpline. While local law enforcement should always be the first called after a dangerous situation has occured, the OVC is a great place to get a wide variety support afterwards. Visit the OVC webiste at OVC.gov.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUTH SAFETY (NOYS)
As a coalition of nonprofit and for-profit youth-serving organizations and government agencies, the National Organization for Youth Safety is a great resource for further strengthening youth safety in a community. NOYS has a focus on traffic safety, injury prevention, substance abuse prevention and violence prevention. Visit NOYS.org for more information.
Stats and info for youth violence was attained from RAINN you can see the stats posted here and more on their site. https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence