One in seven. If those were your odds of winning the lottery, you wouldn’t count yourself out. Now apply those odds to the likelihood a girl will be sexually abused before her 18th birthday. Suddenly, the odds are terrifying. In Tennessee, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County (CACHC) faces facts like that every day. While fewer boys (one in 25) will be sexually abused than girls, both statistics are indicative of a cycle of abuse and neglect that affects more than 65,000 children in Tennessee each year — and that’s just the cases that are reported. “We treat sexual abuse most, but about half of the kids we see have something else going on, too,” says Stacy Cook, director […]
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County is dedicated to serving those affected by alleged child abuse or neglect by offering help, hope, and healing.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County
5705 Uptain Road, Suite C
Chattanooga, TN 37411