According to this article in the Los Angeles Times, “1 in 8 children will experiences some form of maltreatment serious enough to be confirmed by government authorities”. How heartbreaking is that?
The research was conducted by Yale University, USC, UC Berkeley, Columbia University and the University of Washington and the results have been published in the Journal of American Medical Association – Pediatrics.
This neglect and abuse can lead to serious physical and mental health problems and costs up to $124 billion per year in the United States alone.
WE NEED TO BE DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY! All of the research shows that if we do not break the cycle of violence it is passed from generation to generation.
Many of our clients, some of them as young as 4, have already experienced the kind of neglect or abuse that will play out as lifelong issues unless they get the services they need to help them heal. But the truth is, it is never to late to seek help in overcoming the pain of the past. Work with horses can be incredibly powerful in helping to facilitate the learning, growth and change needed to effectively deal with the past.
If you or someone you know is living with the burden and pain of neglect or abuse, please seek help. We are here and would be happy to show you around our ranch and introduce you to our wonderful horses. Once we learn more about what you are dealing with, we can share how our program may be able to help. Call or email today to schedule a visit.