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Child Abuse

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Niki Patel

on 5 October 2014

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Transcript of Child Abuse

What is child abuse?
Where is child abuse?
Growing in United States

Who is effected?
Children under 18
U.S. economy
Children whose parents abuse drugs or alcohol
1962- Journal of the American Medical Association article
10 years later- Mandatory reporting laws
1974- Federal Law "Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act"
Today about 3 million cases of child abuse are reported yearly.

Child Abuse

Caused by a parent or any adult
Different forms

Started since beginning of time
Children were property of their fathers
1870- Mary Ellen Wilson
ASPCA stepped in
1874 citizens formed the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Niki Patel
Sam Martinez
Works Cited

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