More than 60 percent of kids in the U.S. have been exposed to crime, abuse, and violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
Childhood exposure to violence has real, tangible, and detrimental impacts on our children. A child’s exposure to one type of violence increases the likelihood that the child will be exposed to other types of violence and exposed multiple times.
With the help of caring and supportive adults, children affected by violence can recover and thrive. Get to know the kids who live in your neighborhood. Wave hello. Start conversations.
Every child in Multnomah County matters—make them feel like it.