Saturday, April 11, 2009

Muncie Star Press reports Child Abuse on the Rise

"In Delaware County alone, the number of substantiated claims of child abuse, which includes physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect, rose from 331 in 2007 to 522 in 2008. Reports to the department of child services from Delaware County have increased as well.

Although uncertain of the reason for the increase in reports and substantiated claims, some agency leaders felt the stress of the economic landscape is causing heads of household to take their frustrations out on children."

Not the most pleasant news to report. If in this kind of situation - get help.

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