The Hidden U.S. Epidemic
Consider these three points:
1. The United States has the worst child abuse
record of any industrialized country.
2. Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the United States -- the largest number by far from the state of Texas.
3. The effects of child abuse have life-long personal and social consequences.
A highly recommended, well illustrated, authoritative report supporting these facts can be found here.