Informative Speech on Violence Essay

1010 Words Jul 3rd, 2012 5 Pages
Accoridng to the FBI 17 seconds from now someone between the ages of 13-25 will be a victim of a violent crime somewhere in our country. Domestic, dating and sexual violence are costly and prevalent problems in this country, causing victims, as well as witnesses and bystanders, in every community to suffer pain and loss. In addition to the lives taken and injuries suffered, violence shatters the sense of well-being that allows people to thrive. It also can cause health problems that last a lifetime, and destroy children’s outlook on school and in life. The United States has made progress in the last few decades in addressing teen/ young adult violence – but there is more work to do to build the strategies that hold the most promise. These …show more content…
That cycle continues because of the hurt and wounds not healing and eventually that will manifest itself in a physical sense. "The U.S Today Article" on January 6, 2011 tells a story of the study done by Christine Hine who showed a connection between childhood trauma and the onset of serious physical disorders later on in life like diabetes, stroke, ulcers, and hyper tension. All of these serious maladies come into an effect as a result of early childhood trauma. Another study of students, conducted by Debra Shavone, portrayed a picture of how some young students between the ages of 10-24, had grew up in inner city life and had been exposed to violence. She showed their struggle emotionally and psychologically with what they were up against and as a result of that they drop out of school and then got jobs but, then there would be no jobs available. And as a result of needing to pay the bills or take care of their necessities they are forced into a violent way of life in order to survive.
When they get to that place where they have to make that decision just to survive, they that point in their lives need to be able to lean on some support structures of strength and stability. They need to go the emotional and psychological first aids providers that are found in the family. The family, the first support structure, should provide a place that is safe, a place where a child can develop in a loving environment free of all the chaos that's…