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Prevent child abuse

Child Abuse and neglect affects children of all ages, races and incomes. According to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, in 2004 872,000 children nationwide were victims of maltreatment.

The impact of child abuse is far greater that its immediate, visible effects. Abused and neglected children do poorly in school, are more likely to become teen parents and abuse alcohol and drugs. They are more likely to become criminals as adults and suffer chronic health problems. Most children who are abused bear psychological scars — and is some cases, physical scars — forever.

As individuals and community members, you have the power to prevent child abuse and keeps kids safe and families strong.

Visit our download materials section to download information on child abuse prevention.

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