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KARA (Kids At Risk Action) tracks current news about at risk children bringing transparency and attention to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.
The COVID pandemic has almost stopped major media reporting of domestic violence and child abuse issues.
KARA’s reporting is only sampling of what should be reported.
Most child trauma & abuse is never known by anyone outside the family.
American states are struggling to find answers for ending adverse childhood experiences (ACES)
and saving at risk children by reversing the explosive growth of child abuse and neglect.
37% of children overall and 44% of Black children are reported to child protection services in America by the time they turn 18.
(American Journal of Public Health 1.17)
PRE COVID, 6 to 12 million children a year were reported to child protection services and in many states,
1/3 of foster children are required to take psychotropic medicines and 80% of youth aging out of foster care were leading dysfunctional lives.
ALL ADULTS ARE THE PROTECTORS OF ALL CHILDREN
The following stories and information are gathered from Child Welfare Information Gateway over the last few days in America;
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