CHILD ABUSE STUDY West Virginia Tops List Of States For Child Neglect And Abuse Deaths
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Also Contributing: Martin Hicks
Reported: Dec. 25, 2012 7:50 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
According to a recent study, West Virginia is the worst in the nation when it comes to child death due to abuse or neglect.
Child advocates say the problem is fueled by rampant drug abuse, and the problem is likely to grow.
Experts say that without a strong statewide safety net of foster care, adoptive families, in-home services and community based prevention and treatment programs for parents and children. They say abuse victims are likely to repeat what they have learned.
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