1 in 8 Children in the United States Suffer Maltreatment

June 3, 2014 1:47 PM

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According to Yale University, child abuse occurs more often than the United States estimates. Approximately 12% of American children will suffer from neglect or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse before they turn 18 years old.

The research conducted at Yale University used the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System Child File (NCANDS) to arrive at their startling results. NCANDS is a federally sponsored national data collection of reports on child maltreatment. The study, "The Prevalence of Confirmed Maltreatment Am...

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