Oklahoma has cut its child death rate from abuse and neglect nearly in half in just four years and no longer ranks among the worst states in the nation.
Oklahoma has cut its child death rate from abuse and neglect nearly in half in four years and no longer ranks among the worst states in the nation. “That’s a good trend,” said Deborah Smith, director of the children and family services division for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Still, workers view any deaths as too many, she said.
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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