Bad Economy Increases Child Abuse
Reading the child abuse news flashes above (on the child abuse articles page), I noted a report in the Flathead Beacon which indicated Montana's Flathead District Court reported 36 cases of alleged child abuse and neglect in the first quarter of 2009. That is triple the child abuse cases in the first quarter of 2008.
It appears that the primary reason for the appalling increase in child abuse is the economy. Child care workers feel parents may be cutting corners by leaving kids at home alone or with unqualified caregivers. In addition, parents, in order to save money, may cut back on necessary medical attention.
So what can be done to reduce or eliminate this drastic increase in child abuse?
We all must become proactive in assisting those in need. Please consider becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate For Children (CASA). For more information, check out their website at http://www.nationalcasa.org/
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