Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas received a $312,000 grant from the Department of State Health Services to expand its regional program aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse.
The grant will fund the expansion of Dell Children’s Child Assessment Team at Children’s Hospital partnership, called CATCH, in the greater Central Texas region. The CATCH partnership includes Dell Children’s, Child Protective Services, Austin-Travis County Center for Child Protection, Travis County District Attorney’s office and area law enforcement.
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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