Child maltreatment hurts children, families, and communities.

  There are four categories of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect

  Children under age 1 are at the greatest risk of abuse

  More than 700,000 children were victims of child abuse and neglect in 2014

  5 children in America die every day from child abuse and neglect

  Child abuse can impact brain development and has life-long impacts on health and mental health

  Child maltreatment has staggering economic costs - the CDC estimates just 1 year of confirmed cases creates approximately $124 billion in lifetime total costs

  Child abuse can be prevented - family and community supports can prevent abuse, lessen the impact of abuse, and stop abuse from happening again


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