The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse. Our mission is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime by:
- Funding research,
- Investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment, and
- Supporting a community for survivors
Collectively we can reduce the stigma of abuse and neglect and unite our voices to drive positive solutions.
Together, we’re crushing CAN. The #CrushCAN Challenge is raising awareness & funds to end Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN). Join us on National Crush a Can Day, September 27, through October 30 to spread awareness about child abuse and neglect and raise funds for our mission. Crush a can. Donate. Let’s get crushing!
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.
CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
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).
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EndCAN supports parents and caregivers as they strive to keep children safe, healthy, and nurtured. Our Learning Center provides information and resources to empower children’s infinite potential.
The Louder than Silence Podcast: Hear the Voices of Experts & Survivors
Join us on the Louder than Silence podcast to hear stories from survivors of child abuse and neglect as well as experts in the fields of policy, public health, and pediatrics. Together, we’re ending child abuse and neglect by uniting our voices and being Louder than Silence. Tune in every Friday for a new episode.
TOGETHER WE CAN UNITE VOICES, SUPPORT SURVIVORS AND END CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
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