A recent survey on marital violence reports that approximately one in every seven American couples has used some form of physical abuse during an argument within the past year.
National Institute of Mental Health, in Homemade, June, 1990
Sexual Abuse of Children
Sexual abuse of children is more widespread than previously assumed, according to a recent study. Who are the victims? Between 15% and 34% of all girls in this country; between 3% and 9% of all boys. More than 90% of the abusers were adult males.
University of New Hampshire, in Homemade, August, 1985
Physical Violence in Children
Children who see physical violence between their parents are six times more likely to abuse their own spouses after they marry. If those children were also hit by their parents as teenagers, they are 12 times more likely to abuse their spouses.
“Bottom Line,” in Homemade, Nov, 1985
• Leadership, Vol X, #3, Summer, 1989, p. 65, "Helping the Sexually Abused"