Monday, September 27, 2010
Every Child Matters has released the second edition of We Can Do Better: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in America, a compelling report that explores the crisis of child maltreatment fatalities in the United States.
A weak economy and resulting state budget cuts are putting even more children at risk, leading to a Growing Crisis in Child Protection.
A series of recommendations were previously proposed during the 2009 Summit to End Child Abuse Deaths in America. Included among them is the observation that "Current levels of federal spending are far below the level needed to protect all children at imminent risk of harm."
The National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths has launched a campaign urging Congress and the Administration to:
- To conduct Congressional hearings on child abuse deaths
- To provide emergency funds to stop state cuts in child protective services
- To adopt a national strategy to prevent child abuse and stop child deaths
- Every Child Matters
- National Center for Child Death Review
- National Children's Alliance
- National Association of Social Workers
- National District Attorney's Association