Generational Impact of Domestic Violence

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 29, 2017 8:34:00 AM


The statistics on domestic violence are sobering--and seemingly endless. The CDC indicates that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been raped, stalked, or physically assaulted by a domestic partner. In 2016 in Ada County alone, 911 responded to 5,236 calls for domestic violence or sexual assault. Moreover, behind many of these sobering numbers stands a child--or children--who either directly or indirectly experience the violence themselves. What do we know about the long-term impact experiencing or even witnessing domestic violence has on a child?

Not all scars are on the outside

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM


We’ve told you about the 16,404 cases of child abuse reported in Idaho in its last count. You may know that in confirmed cases of abuse, most are neglect (74 percent) followed by physical abuse (21 percent) and sexual abuse (6 percent). There is no good measurement for the way some people tear down the spirits of children without ever laying a hand on them.

Being a Child Shouldn’t Hurt

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM


The realities of physical child abuse are unspeakably common and devastating. By the time you see it, it often looks like an angry teenage boy who scares his teachers and parents or a promiscuous girl struggling with a teen pregnancy only to repeat the cycle for the baby she brings into the world (Abused girls are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy).

The Rewards of Not Giving Up

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Dec 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM



Teenage drug abuse is a daunting obstacle to overcome. Getting to the other side takes personal courage along with solid support from the caring adults who intervene to help. That's why when a boy’s life goes from perilous to promising, it’s cause for celebration. Not only for him but also for family, friends, teachers, community, and for some boys, their probation officer.