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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 virtually stopped major media reporting of child abuse issues.
KARA’s reporting is only sampling of what should be reported – the great majority of child trauma & abuse is never known.
American states are struggling to find answers for ending adverse childhood experiences 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)
6 to 12 million children a year are reported to child protection services and in many states, 1/3 of foster children are required to take psychotropic medicines
ALL ADULTS ARE THE PROTECTORS OF ALL CHILDREN
Compilation of information and writing on this page is the hard work of Eshanee Singh,
David Vang, Mike Toronto, Jamar Weston, Adolf Nchanj, Josh Jedlicka and Blaz Zlate,
Callie Benscoter, (student volunteers at Century College) Katie Frake, Boston College, Julie O, and KARA.
Domestic Violence Trends During COVID (spring of 2020)
June Sad Stories (II)
May Sad Stories
December Sad Stories
July Sad Stories Part 1 Domestic Violence & Violence Against Children , Infant & Child Death (part 2) ,Child Abuse / Child Protection (part 3) Child Sex abuse/sex trafficking (part 4) Child Trauma and Torture Part 5 Medicating Very Young Children part 6
June Sad Stories Part 1 Domestic Violence & Violence Against Children Part 2 Infant & Child Death Part 3 Child Abuse & Child Protection Part 4 Reported Child Sex Abuse Part 5 Child Burns, Torture & Trauma Part 6 Foster & Adoption Stories & Statistics Part 7 Drugging of Foster Children
May Sad Stories Part 1 Child Burns, Sex Abuse & Beatings Part 2 Foster & Adoption Part 3 Domestic & International Violence Against Children Part 4 Prozac, Poison & Children Part 5 Child Abuse & Child Protection Part 6 Child Trauma & Torture Part 7 Child Death & Sex Abuse Part 8 Child Welfare State By State