My colleague, Lori Paul, posted an important article on her blog, discussing the fact that President Obama has signed the Reauthorization of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
As a survivor of childhood abuse, I believe the safety and welfare of children is of paramount importance. Sadly, as Ms. Paul’s article mentions, over 770,000 children were victimized by abuse or neglect in 2008. This is outrageous and, frankly, unfathomable when one considers how much attention has been paid to the problem in the last several years.
Fortunately, President Obama and Congress appear to recognize that the problem warrants continued focus until every child in our country can grow up without fear or harm.
- President Obama Signs Critical Legislation to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence (whitehouse.gov)
- What tasks would a child abuse counselor perform (wiki.answers.com)
- Child neglect and psychological abuse – All Information (umm.edu)