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Montlick & Associates Partners with CWAV, USA to Launch New Anti-Bullying Program in Georgia Schools

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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi and Lin Seahorn, Founder of Children Without A Voice, USA announce a new partnership to help stop bullying in Metro Atlanta schools. Watch this week's ABC News video to learn more about CWAV, USA and their new Anti-Bullying Program. Click on the links below to learn how you can volunteer and get involved with the program. Also, visit the A4K Club website to learn more about the youth ambassador club for kids, which is a key component of the Anti-Bullying program. The club empowers kids to speak out when they see bullying in their schools and community.

Child Abuse

In 1998, more than 900,000 children in the United States experienced or were at risk for child abuse and/or neglect. An estimated 1,100 children died from such maltreatment.

  • Head trauma, often the result of violent shaking, is the leading cause of death and disability among abused infants and children.
  • Child maltreatment increases the risk of suicide and of becoming either a victim or perpetrator of intimate partner violence.
  • Males who are abused or neglected or who witness violence between their parents in childhood are at increased risk of perpetrating intimate partner violence in adulthood.
  • Studies have suggested links between child maltreatment and alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, smoking, sexual promiscuity, and certain chronic diseases.
  • Women with a history of childhood sexual abuse are at higher risk than non-victims of being sexually assaulted in adulthood.

Sources: The safety tips in this section were compiled from the following great internet resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (