Orange County Business Journal | Investing in Primary Prevention is Key to Addressing Child Abuse

Across the nation a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds…in the State of California a report is made every minute. In the United States, five children die every day from abuse and neglect.

For over 100 years Children’s Bureau has been a diligent advocate for vulnerable children. We have worked at policy change by advocating for child labor laws and we have provided direct and supportive services by being on the forefront of professional foster care efforts. While we will always provide these supportive services, at what point do we as an organization, if not we as a society, say enough is enough? This is not a rhetorical question since we have to go on providing direct services to these most vulnerable citizens of our society, but we can and should think more deeply about and work to create an environment where their abuse, maltreatment, and neglect simply does not occur.

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