A leading expert finds a large drop in these cases and suggests likely factors include improved prevention and treatment programs. But there are several ways to interpret these numbers, and in some cases, they don’t match up with what child advocates see in the courts and elsewhere. We’ll take a new look at this longstanding issue.
Child abuse in America. A national report says more children in the United States die from abuse and neglect than kids in any other industrialized democracy, with a child maltreatment rate three times that of Canada and eleven times higher than Italy. We’re looking at this issue both at the national level and in New Hampshire. What’s driving these numbers, and where progress is being made.