Bessel Van Der Kilk, an MD who specializes in trauma, cites the following:
• 1 in 5 Americans are sexually molested as a child.
• 1 in 4 children are beaten by a parent or a guardian to the point bruising and bleeding.
• 1 in 3 couples (33%) engage in physical, bodily violence.
• 25% of Americans are raised with alcoholic relatives.
• 1 out of 8 children witness their mother being beaten or hit.