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About Child Abuse & Neglect

We all want to believe that here in Vermont, all children are safe and healthy and well cared for.  

Sadly, this is not the case.

In our neighborhoods, in our schools – or our children’s or grandchildren’s schools – there are:

Abuse and neglect can happen at any income level, and affect children and teens at any age.  

What do the statistics show?

The potential toll is "serious and long-lasting impact on children—affecting their development, ability to learn, and future. Children who have been abused and neglected are more likely than other children to experience suicide, depression, poverty, illness, incarceration, and unwanted pregnancy."**

We cannot afford to let a single child experience this trauma.


*Source: 2015 Report on Child Protection in Vermont, VT Department for Children and Families.
**Source: 2012 Report on Child Protection in Vermont, VT Department for Children and Families.