“An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound
Child Protective Services was established before we understood childhood trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or how society can manage preventing trauma. Keeping children alive, and stopping further abuse is a low bar. Now we know differently, but mostly we don’t do differently.
The ACE study proves all child abuse is a matter of life and death. 1500 children die directly from abuse every year. Thousands more die from its consequences; suicide, violence and physical illness.
Preventing trauma is possible. Evidence based program investments and legislative changes protect children and save taxpayers money. See below.
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