I march in Washington DC with Mothers of Lost Children because a child’s exposure to domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other stress causing traumas results in children suffering more illnesses and injuries as children, later as adults, and are expected to have a shortened life span. But don’t take my word for it, let the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell you all about it through their Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE).
We are in Washington DC because we want our politicians and the general public to become aware of what has been happening to America’s children, and encourage everyone to take action to help keep our children safe. We are in this together.
Sending love to everyone this Mother’s Day and every day!
“An estimated 58,000 children a year are court-ordered for custody or unsupervised visitation with reported abusers. That means in many cases, children are being ordered to live with their rapists. Child custody courts are generating approximately $50 billion dollars a year from the business of exploiting families in crisis and putting children in direct harm’s way. Adverse childhood experiences are the most basic cause of health risk behaviors, morbidity, disability, mortality, and health care costs. In fact, it costs taxpayers $500 billion dollars a year in health care related costs due to adverse childhood experiences. SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: FAMILY COURT IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH”- Patrice Lenowitz
Patrice Lenowitz, is a Domestic Violence Survivor, Victims Rights Advocate, Activist, and playwright. She is the Founder of Nurtured Parents Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Co-Founder of Children’s Justice Campaign, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Community Educator for Center for Hope and Safety“