March is close to an end and April is right around the corner. In honor of April, Child Abuse Awareness month, the Children’s House would like to share a few facts.
-It is estimated that between 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
– the estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 was $124 billion.
-Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy