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Stat of the Week

Indiana’s youngest children (under age 1) are the most likely to suffer abuse and neglect (32.7 per 1,000). Nearly half of all cases of child abuse and neglect (46.8%) involve infants and children ages 2-5.
Source: Children’s Bureau

Preventing Abusive Head Trauma: The Crying Connection Produced by InJoy - Abusive head trauma, also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a serious form of child abuse commonly triggered by crying.  This proactive DVD program provides parents and caregivers with a plan to help avoid preventable injuries, such as those triggered by a crying baby.

The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent By Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm and Heather Johnson - This educational eBook resource provides ways for adults to identify and intervene in neglectful situations, while teaching how to create safe and protective environments for young children.



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