U.S. Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities vs. U.S. Combined Military Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2001-2010

 Child maltreatment deaths in US* 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. [...]