AMARILLO, TEXAS — The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center hosted its 21st Annual Child Abuse Investigation Conference Friday and one of the goals was to help workers balance their work and personal lives. Dr. Kevin Gilmartin was present to give a refreshing speech about the importance of emotional health and family life to the case workers, law enforcement, nurses and others who dedicate their time to helping children who are victims of abuse.
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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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