Children’s Hospital Seeing Surge In Child Abuse Cases
Out Of 6 Infants Brought To Hospital Last Week Of November, 2 Died
T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital officials said Tuesday they are seeing an upsurge in child abuse case. The last week of November, there were six infants brought to Children’s Hospital suffering from non-accidental traumatic head and bone injuries. Two of those infants died. Marisa Moyer of Erlanger’s Safe and Sound program, said, “It’s been awful. I came in one day and saw Dr. (Karla) Garcia with her head in her hands.” Dr. Garcia said the non-accidental traumatic head injuries (shaking a baby fiercely) “is 100 percent preventable.” She and Dr. Annie Church said a combination of the down economy and the holidays may be bringing on the high number of injured infants.
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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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