Along with the joys of parenthood also come stress, frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed when things don’t go as planned. But child advocates want parents to know they are not alone.
“Throughout every community, there are a lot of people who are available to help,” said Connie Skillingstad, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. “If you are feeling like you are losing it, it’s time to look for resources.”
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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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