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Pa Department of Welfare Issues 2011 Report

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has issued its 2010 Report. These statistics reflect the number of reports of child abuse and neglect across the state last year, as well as the results of child abuse investigations and other data.

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Child Maltreatment Report Released

An early Child Maltreatment report release provides analysis of the federal FY2009 National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). The report shows the victimization rate of children decreased from 10.3 children per 1,000 in the population in 2008 to 10.1 children in 2009.

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National Child Maltreatment Report, 2009

Data collected from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puero Rico on the incidence of child maltreatment and services to combat the problem

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Read about a plan to eliminate child abuse within 120 years

Child abuse and neglect effects thousands of families in Pennsylvania every year. Did you know...?

  • That Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance has a proven track record as a statewide leader in child abuse prevention and treatment services, funded by the Department of Public Welfare. In addition to providing services to parents, we provide religious institutions, social service organizations and school personnel throughout the Commonwealth with essential training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.
  • Each year, the direct and indirect costs of child abuse and neglect cost the State of Pennsylvania over $3.55 billion.  Read the Report
  • Child maltreatment is the sixth largest cause of death for children under the age of 14 in the United States.
  • Only 10% of the federal money set aside for child welfare can be used to prevent abuse and neglect from happening.
  • You can make a difference in the lives of children - why not get involved with Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance? Call the state office today at (800) 448-4906 or email info@pa-fsa.org.