Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
We are proud to be a founding member of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths
. Every Child Matters and its partners in this effort—the National Center for Child Death Review, the National Children’s Alliance, the National Association of Social Workers, the National District Attorneys’ Association, formed this coalition in order to launch a campaign to urge Congress and the Administration to address the fatalities that claim the lives of innocent children every day.
The campaign's initial goal was realized in January 2013, when Congress passed the Protect Our Kids Act, which creates a bi-partisan, two-year Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. For more information about the Act and the Commission, visit the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths
Click here to download a copy of the fourth edition of "Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in America"
What Can I Do to Help?
What can I do to help?
1. Help a friend, neighbor or relative.
Being a parent isn’t easy. Offer a helping hand to take care of the children so a parent can rest or attend to other family matters.
2. Get involved.
Ask your community leaders, clergy, and schools to develop services to meet the needs of children and families.
3. Help develop parenting resources at your local library.
4. Volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program.
For information about volunteer opportunities, call 1.800.CHILDREN.
5. Report suspected abuse or neglect.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, report it to your local child welfare agency here, call the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453, or call your local police department.
6. Get active politically. Encourage local, state, and federal lawmakers to commit more resources to protecting children and strengthening families. Click here to send a message to your representatives.
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