1 in 6 abused children still mistreated after Iowa DHS intervention
One in six abused children suffers some new neglect or abuse after intervention by Iowa’s Department of Human Services – a statistic that has worsened since the last time the federal government reviewed Iowa’s child-welfare system, a report released by the state Tuesday shows.
The report, the first prepared by Iowa’s Department of Human Services for federal regulators since 2003, shows Iowa continues to lag tough federal benchmarks in child safety and other key areas. But it also shows social workers are doing a better job in some areas, such as visiting children in foster care, in spite of a spike in new abuse reported last year and significant budget cuts.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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