What is Child Maltreatment
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The Epidemic of Child Maltreatment
Child Abuse Cases
5 Children Die
Every day from child abuse
What is Child Maltreatment?
Child maltreatment, also known as child abuse, is broadly defined. Child maltreatment takes many forms including physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, exploitation, and more. When we speak of child maltreatment, we normally first think of physical abuse, but the shocking truth is that neglect is the number one form of child abuse in America.
More children end up in foster care or die from neglect every year, than any other form of childhood maltreatment.
Child Maltreatment Stats
Child abuse victims are neglected
Of cases parents are the abuser
Sexual Abuse cases reported
The abuse may be brief, but the trauma lasts a lifetime.
Kids’ lives and futures are on the line!
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