1 in 8 American Children Maltreated Before Age 18, Yale Study Claims

June 3, 2014 12:14 PM

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1 in 8 American Children Maltreated Before Age 18, Yale Study Claims

Nearly 12 percent of American children experience maltreatment before the age of 18, a new study reveals.

Researchers at Yale University found that one in every eight children in the U.S. have suffered maltreatment before the age of 18 in the form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect. The rate of maltreatment is much higher for black and Native American children as 1 in 5 black children an...

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