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“We are in an educational “disconnection epidemic” and the students and teachers are paying the price for it, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and mentally.”
-Meg Hanshaw PhD
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2: In the U.S., on any given day, nearly 60,000 youth under age 18 are incarcerated in juvenile jails and prisons. From “America’s Addiction to Juvenile Incarceration: State by State”
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has estimated that more than 1 million children are behind bars around the world. Many are held in decrepit, abusive, and demeaning conditions, deprived of education, access to meaningful activities, and regular contact with the outside world. From “Children Behind Bars – The Global Overuse of Detention of Children” hrw.org
3: About half of 13- to 15-year-old students worldwide – or 150 million of them – have experienced violence, such as physical fights or forms of bullying, from their peers in and around school. Visit Source: cnn.com
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adolescents have experienced an anger attack in their lives that involved threatening violence or violent behavior. From “Uncontrollable anger prevalent among U.S. youth: Almost two-thirds have history of anger attacks” – sciencedaily.com
4: 10-20 million U.S. children and adolescents have some form of chronic illness or disability. More and more children world-wide are developing chronic disease which is beginning to surpass infectious diseases as a leading cause of death. View Source: healthychildren.org
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-19 year olds in the U.S. 3rd leading cause of death for 10-14 year olds. View Source: cdc.gov
5: In the U.S., drug use among 8th graders increased 61% between 2016 and 2020; by 12th grade, 62% of teenagers have abused alcohol; 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once. View Source: drugabusestatistics.org
6: Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. From ” 11 Facts About High School Dropout Rates” – dosomething.org
U.S. students miss 11 million days of school per year due to out-of-school suspensions. From “School Suspension Data Shows Glaring Disparities in Discipline by Race” – usnews.com
About 258 million children and youth are out of school worldwide. The total includes 59 million children of primary school age, 62 million of lower secondary school age and 138 million of upper secondary age. View Source: unesco.org
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