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Children Forgotten Victims of Recession

April 27, 2009

Nashville, TN – Parents losing jobs or having to take second jobs, family budgets under stress – economic recession takes a toll on families and children are often the forgotten victims. Elizabeth Davis-Pratt of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) says that during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the group has been working in Tennessee and across the nation to draw attention to the documented increase in cases of child abuse and neglect during recessions.

"It is not really surprising that in times of economic distress there is increased stress on families and that can result in increased reports and victimization of children."

Davis-Pratt says governments at all levels have programs in place to deal with child abuse, but the problem is so pervasive that each of us can help.

"Everybody can do their part. You can reach out and mentor parents with young children, reach out to public agencies or non-profits and volunteer, donate supplies."

In Tennessee, 15,000 children every year are confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect.

Dan Gordon, Public News Service - TN