The toll and nature of deaths due to violence against children is staggering. In 2008, more than 1,700 children ages 0 to 17 died from child abuse and neglect—80% of deaths occurred among children younger than age 4.
Effective primary prevention efforts require many people and agencies working together toward the same goal: reducing the number of children who are harmed or die due to abuse and neglect. State health departments play a critical role in helping build safe, stable, and nurturing relationships for children so they can reach their full potential.
CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page will be hosting a chat on this issue, including the debut of a new online toolkit, videos, and more for those working in health departments! They will also discuss a new child maltreatment prevention pledge you can take on Facebook.
You’ll also have the chance to chat live with CDC staff and child maltreatment prevention experts.
Event details are below:
What: Live Facebook Chat with CDC Experts and State Public Health Practitioners on Child Abuse Prevention
When: Tuesday, July 31, 3-4 p.m. EST