Sad Stories (find your state here)
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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.
This 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.
Today, many state ward children are 4th and 5th generation abused children raising their own families without parenting skills and with serious drug, alcohol and mental health issues.
37% of children overall and 57% 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
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.
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
September Sad Stories (part 2 through Sept 30)
September Sad Stories (part 1 through Sept 15)
August 2016 Sad Stories (Part 3 through August 31)
August 2016 Sad Stories (Part 2 through August 18)
August 2016 Sad Stories (part 1 through August 8th)
July 2016 Sad Stories (part 2 through July 29)
July 2016 Sad Stories (part 1, through July 15)
June 2016 Sad Stories (part 1)
June 2016 Sad Stories (part 2)