LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says calls to the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline have risen nearly 19 percent in five years. The department says calls increased from roughly 24,100 in 2006 to nearly 28,700 last year. Officials say April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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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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