This is a very interesting and important information to reach you. Please take a minute to read and ponder…. Thank you….
Every 47 seconds in the United States, a child is confirmed to have been abused or neglected; 80% of those children are victims of neglect. Infants and toddlers are most likely to be victims of abuse or neglect. Nearly 40% of those victims will receive no post-investigative services or support. (Children’s Legal Defense Fund’s 2014 The State of America’s Children). Keep in mind these are conservative estimates; there is no uniform definition for abuse or neglect among the states in the US, so many who study this field believe the statistics are actually much higher.
Child abuse and neglect in the US costs us 80 BILLION dollars EACH YEAR. Those costs range from physical and mental health care to salaries for child welfare worker and law enforcement officer involvement. It also includes the cost of preventative services and lost work productivity.
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