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Children Need Better Protection from Abuse and Neglect

Posted by Sandra On March - 8 - 2010
Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

President, Children’s Defense Fund

Posted: March 8, 2010 12:31 PM
In January 2008, four sisters were found dead in their southeast Washington, D.C. home. The girls, ages 5, 6, 11 and 17, had been murdered by their mother, Banita Jacks, months earlier. She was recently convicted and sentenced to 120 years in prison. None of the District of Columbia’s social service agencies or the police intervened to save the girls despite some alarming signs that they were in great peril. The Jacks case is by no means isolated.
On any given day, four or five children die in the United States as a result of abuse or neglect and a child is abused or neglected every 40 seconds. So many child victims of abuse and neglect suffer physical, sexual and psychological harm that can have both a short- and long-term negative impact on their behavior and physical and mental health.
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~ DID YOU KNOW? ~
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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  3. SHERRI MEILINK Says:

    i lost custody of a 3 yr old child in 6/2010. social services was conned by my step-mom who has custody rt. now. i was abused by her (still am in front of my 3 yr.old boy jaidyn) severely from 7-46 yrs old.im 46 now. she was responsible for all my physical beatings from my father.she was abusive VERBALLY TO MY 23 YR.OLD EMOTIONALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY. SO IT WAS “ME , RYAN (23) AND NOW JAIDYN (3). CANT CALL SOCIAL SERVICES (TIT4TAT)WONT BELIEVE ME. CANT SEE A THERAPIST OR PROFESSIONAL FROM NERVOUS BRKDWNS AND IT CONSUMING ME TO FIND A SOLUTION TO PROTECT HIM. ALL I AM ABLE 2 DO IS TAKE MY NEW HIGHTECH CAMCORDER/CAMERA(i just ordered on 3/15/11) AS I TAKE TONS OF PHOTOS ANY WAY EACH WEEK..AND GET HER ON TAPE. THEN SOME 1 WILL FINALLY BELIEVE THAT ALL THESE YEARS..SHE IS THE ONE AND ALL THE LIES SHE TOLD OF ME WERENT TRUE AFTERALL.HIS FATHER WONT HELP ME. I NEED RESOURCES HERE IN DENVER , COLORADO WHO CAN HELP PROTECT HIM IN AN EMERGENCY WAY. HE IS LEARNING THAT ABUSE IS O.K. AND SHRUGGING IT OFF 2 SECONDS LATER AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENES IS NORMAL. SHES NOT NORMAL. STRONG CONTROLLING BORDERLINE PERSONALITY W/ SEVERE INSECURITIES SHE HIDES SO WELL. I KNOW HER ALL TO WELL AND THAT BABY IS BEING TORTURED IN HIS HEART & MIND.

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 at 5:00 am

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