In order to prevent child maltreatment, we must understand the facts. The following statistics show prevalence of child maltreatment in the Commonwealth or Nation. Research tells us mainstream use of statistics without a solution can lead to feelings of hopelessness, thereby driving people to despair instead of action. When using statistics for purposes of educating the general public, please make sure to include a call to action that highlights one of the many ways we can move upstream and prevent child abuse from ever occuring. Need help re-framing your message?
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