We’re all survivors because we’re all affected by child abuse and neglect. And together, we can help stop it. So let’s get louder, and speak up about it. Let’s go from hiding it to defying it.
In 1968, 98 percent of children who were diagnosed with leukemia died. Today, 98 percent of them live thanks to 50 years of NIH and private foundation support for research, training, treatment, prevention and advocacy. There were 1500 deaths a year from Polio in the US in 1953; there have been none since 1970. In contrast there have been more than 1500 deaths from child abuse and neglect every year since the 1970’s.
Child abuse and neglect has been seen as a social and legal issue; dealt with primarily after the occurrence, often in a punitive fashion. Fifty years after the United States started its child protection system, there is no evidence that the billions of dollars of services that were provided actually helped children and families. The Child Protection System does not monitor the outcomes for children and families of their interventions.
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study(ACES) has shown that four or more ACES are associated with lifelong effects on the physical health, mental health and lifespan of adults. Half of the 10 ACES are included in child abuse and neglect.
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or more a year have substantiated cases with child welfare. Children abused by someone outside the family are not included.
is actually spent over the lifetime of the children who experience abuse and neglect in a single year.
of National Institutes of Health funding is dedicated to child abuse and neglect each year (compared to $351 million annually for childhood cancer).
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse. EndCAN focuses on funding research; investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment; and supporting survivors. All is made possible thanks to your donations and support.
Our friends at the American Society for the Positive Care of Children have an extensive library of resources. One of their goals is to compile the most comprehensive collection of practical educational resources on topics related to child abuse prevention through positive childcare. For more information, visit americanspcc.org.
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