Attachment Center of Kansas

Helping Families Build Stronger Connections

Facts

  • Children and youth suffer more victimization than do adults in virtually every category,with the exception of homicide.  
  • Approximately 25% to 30% of all children in the US will experience a traumatic event by age 16 years.
  • In 2008, over 772,000 children experienced neglect and/or physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse with children in the age group of birth to 7 being at the highest risk.  
  • Approximately 40% of children in the general population and up to 80% of children in fostercare and adoption have an unhealthy attachment style.      
  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  29% of female rape victims in America were younger than eleven when they were raped.