A new study conducted by the non-profit Every Child Matters has found that the United States leads the developed world when it comes to child abuse rates and child abuse fatalities.
According to the national group, an estimated 2,000 children die each year due to physical abuse and neglect in the United States – and about half of these young victims are under one year old.
What are some of the causes of child abuse injuries and child abuse deaths in America?
- High teen pregnancy rates
- A lack of education for many parents
- A lack of child abuse prevention resources
- A lack of viable childcare options for many parents
- A lack of daycare oversight and enforcement
Sadly, hundreds of children become victims of child abuse each year – some by family members and some by daycare specialists or childcare professionals. These numbers absolutely need to drop-and that can only happen with the help of Texas authorities, vigilant parents and relatives, and child abuse prevention education.
If your child has been injured or traumatized a by a caregiver at a Texas daycare center, it is vital to speak with a Dallas daycare abuse lawyer about your case – both to protect other children from similar abuse and to get the compensation you and your family deserve.