Monday, September 27, 2010

Too Many Children Die in America as a Result of Abuse and Neglect. We Can Do Better.


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:
  1. To conduct Congressional hearings on child abuse deaths
  2. To provide emergency funds to stop state cuts in child protective services
  3. To adopt a national strategy to prevent child abuse and stop child deaths
This Coalition includes the following partners:
More information about the Coalition, including how YOU can advocate to support their efforts is available at: http://everychildmatters.org/resources/reports/child-abuse-and-neglect

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