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Hospitalization Rate of Abused Children is Alarming

Posted by Sandra On February - 13 - 2012

Child abuse can cause lasting problems and even premature death for kids. Helpguide.org states that “Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible sign, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse or child neglect, also leave deep, long lasting scars.” Yale School of Medicine researchers reported in a new study that in one year alone, over 4,500 children in the United States were hospitalized due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries. In a Yale news release by Karen N. Peart, “Children hospitalized at alarming rate due to abuse” it has been reported these researchers found that 4,569 children were hospitalized in the U.S. in 2006 due to serious abuse and 300 of these children died.  READ MORE HERE

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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