Students learn about Shaken Baby Syndrome
COPPERAS COVE — Crossroads High School students received a lecture Tuesday from a Fort Hood presentation educator and a fellow student about child abuse prevention. “I think it went very well. … They were very engaged,” said Sharon Jones, a presentation educator working with the Army Community Services Family Advocacy program who conducted the interactive lecture for the students. Jones spoke to the students mostly about Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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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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