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Preventing Child Abuse Fatalities: Support the Life-Saving Work of Child Protective Services

Not a day goes by the media doesn’t cover a case of a child who was horribly abused or neglected. It’s estimated that between 1,500 and 3,000 children in the U.S. will die this year at the hands of those who were supposed to protect them. So vulnerable, the majority are under the age of four, they die from abuse due to beatings, they die from neglect, which includes starvation, inadequate medical care, unsafe sleeping or from accidents after being left alone. According to the 2016 report by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, many babies die from abuse or neglect without ever being reported to Child Protective Services (CPS). If CPS doesn’t know about them, caseworkers cannot protect them. Read More

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