April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
In 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. In 2015, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 311,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, the most recent year for which there is national data.
CPS protects more than 3 million children. Approximately 3.4 million children received an investigation or alternative response from child protective services agencies. 2.3 million children received prevention services.
The youngest children were most vulnerable to maltreatment. Children in the first year of their life had the highest rate of victimization of 24.2 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.
Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment. Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, three-quarters suffered neglect; 17.2% suffered physical abuse; and 8.4% suffered sexual abuse. (Some children are polyvictimized—they have suffered more than one form of maltreatment.)
About four out of five abusers are the victims’ parents. A parent of the child victim was the perpetrator in 78.1% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment.
Henry County Health Center Mission Statement
To protect the health and promote the wellness of the community.
What is public health?
Public Health is a sophisticated science for identifying and dealing with real or potential health threats to the community. Public Health’s primary focus is to improve the health of communities, to prevent disease from occurring, and to save lives. HCHC does this through:
- Assessing and promoting health and safety through training and self-assessment
- Prevents or minimizes the occurrence of diseases and injuries through immunizations, community education, and nursing services
- Plans, prepares and responds to natural or man-made disasters
- Enforces public health laws and regulations
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Calendar of Events
May 10, 2017 – Food Handler Training Class (2:00 – 4:00)
July 12, 2017 – Food Handler Training Class (2:00 – 4:00)
August 9, 2017 – Waste Water Training Class (10:00 – Noon)
November 8, 2017 – Food Handler Training Class (2:00 – 4:00)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.