Child abuse cases remain on the rise
Some children are battling far worse this time of year than just missing out on presents from Santa. “Child abuse is growing,” Yvonne Tallent, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with an office near S.H. 249 and Louetta, said. “There’s evidence that shows that it is much worse.” According to data from the Child Maltreatment 2008 analysis by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), a total of 3.3 million cases of child abuse and neglect were reported to state and local child protective services (CPS) in 2008. The study also found that in that same year 1,740 fatalities, for children younger than 18, were linked to abuse and neglect. Child abuse knows no gender, race or creed.
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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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