April is National Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month.
There were nearly 46 hundred substantiated cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania in 2020 – the last year for when statistics are available. That included 73 fatalities and 115 near fatalities. That was a dramatic decline from the number of cases in 2019. But, remember, 2020 was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance’s mission is to prevent child abuse and protect kids from harm and that includes neglect. We’re joined on Monday’s Smart Talk by Angela Liddle, President and CEO of the PA Family Support Alliance.
From WITF, April 4, 2022