Report: Knowledge lacking among mandatory reporters battling child abuse
Many of the people considered to be on the front lines in Pennsylvania’s fight against child abuse do not understand what they should do or have not been trained in reporting suspected cases, a new survey says. Hospital staff, clergy, teachers and other people known as mandatory reporters — those required to call the state’s abuse hot line any time they suspect a child has been abused — were among those expressing frustration in the survey.
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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