We know that most people understand that child abuse is critical problem on par with child poverty. The Child Abuse Prevention Fund is making a difference. By funding services like in home visits for parents interested in having support, we are able to make a significant difference in the lives of children. Throughout April, we will post information about how home visits are making a difference at facebook.com/CAPFund. In the meantime consider this information about the prevalence of child abuse across the nation and in Wisconsin.
In 2009, over three million children were reported abused and neglected in the United States. Of that, more than 56,000 reports of child abuse and neglect occurred in Wisconsin. This means, a child is reported abused and neglected in our state at a shocking rate of every 9 minutes.
You can help us provide hope. You can help us make a difference in the life of a child.
The Child Abuse Prevention Fund is a fundraising initiative of Children’s Hospital and Health System. Since 1988, the organization has distributed more than $9.2 million to support community-based child abuse prevention initiatives throughout Wisconsin.
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