APRIL IS not only Alcohol Awareness Month, it is also Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Would you agree with me in saying children who live in homes where alcohol abuse reigns are living in abusive situations?
Rather than recite facts, I urge you to step out of denial and follow the eye-opening link as we seek ways to turn our energy into helping kids who need a healthy role model.
According to the National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Child Welfare Information Gateway the following Resource Guide is available to order below.
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- Approximately 10.5% (7.5 million) of U.S. children ages 17 and younger live with a parent who has alcohol use disorder, according to a 2017 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- According to the most recent estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 21.0% of suicide decedents have blood alcohol concentrations of 0.1% or more.
- Among people who die by suicide, AUD – Alcohol Use Disorder – is the second most common mental disorder and involved in roughly 1 in 4 deaths by suicide.
Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? (Psalm 127:3 msg).