Bryan Kemp is a social worker and an activist; he has been working against child abuse while fighting for the rights of children nationwide. Child abuse is a physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of children. Millions of children nationwide are subject to abuse, violence, and other mistreatment.
During his special guest appearance in UN Children’s Fund, Mr. Kemp acknowledges that a society cannot thrive if its youngest members are denied their basic rights. From a young age, Mr. Kemp has wanted to assist children around the world from the sexual abuses, physical abuses and other acts of injustice. Mr. Kemp sought to become a prominent attorney and as years went on, he worked in New York’s financial district, Wall Street. During this time Mr. Kemp became aware of social issues facing our communities everyday. There was no sense of interdependence or humanity, instead everyone was after his or her own interests and. He had an epiphany and began to see the world through a different perspective. Mr. Kemp followed his conscience and became a social worker.
Throughout his twenty-two plus years as a citizen of New York, he has helped children and parents overcome the dangers of child abuse. The Kemp Foundation provides comprehensive treatment that attempts to heal the emotional and physical wounds and prevent future abuse. Mental health clinics offer services to children and families so that the generational cycle of abuse can end.
Mr. Kemp declares that, “Helping abused and needy children has never been easier” because technology is advancing at a pace that is indescribable. Our awareness of the spreading problems of child abuse worldwide makes everyone responsible for making changes. In Mr. Kemp’s presentation, called “child protection from violence, exploitation, and abuse,” we learned that children of all races and ethnicities could be victims of child abuse.
Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States giving the United States the worst record among the industrialized nations. Deliberating on this Mr. Kemp mentioned that the United States loses over five children every day due to abuse related deaths. And of the abused children thirty percent will grow up to become abusive parents. Some of the risks for child abuse are physiological health, personal history, substance abuse, and much more.
Mr. Kemp proclaimed that, “We [should] never forget that behind every statistic is a real person who needs our help”. I believe it is each and everyone’s responsibility to advocate for programs and policies that support families and prevent abuse. Every child deserves a healthy and nurturing childhood so that they can grow up to become a caring and productive adult. Unfortunately, the toxic stress of child abuse damages a child’s brain in ways that create poor outcomes that can last a lifetime. With the Internet, the world is at everyone’s fingertips. One should take the time, just like Mr. Kemp, to make a change for the children of the world.