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Child maltreatment deaths in US*

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Combined US military deaths during 2 wars**

Imagine if we harnessed our best thinking, resources, and passion around protecting children from abuse or neglect. How would we change their lives; and ours?

For Them:

  • Better school performance
  • Increased physical health and wellness
  • Reduced risk of mental health problems
  • Increased chance of lifelong success
  • Stability, comfort, love, and a chance for a happy childhood AND future

For Us:

  • Lower health care costs
  • Lower crime rates
  • Increased vibrancy and health of our communities
  • Healthier economy
  • Sense of purpose and meaning

Sounds like a WIN-WIN!!

We can totally do this. And you can help!

 

* Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, “Child Maltreatment , 2001-2010”
**www.icasualties.org  Coalition Military Fatalities By Year and Month – Operation Enduring Freedom and Coalition Military Fatalities By Year – Operation Iraqi Freedom. Accessed on June 20, 2012.
Source: www.everychildmatters.org