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Child Abuse and Home Visiting

PEW CENTER ON THE STATES INFOGRAPHIC 39% 80% of child abuse fatalities were children younger than four years of age OF CHILD ABUSE CASES OCCUR IN THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE.'A GOOD HOME VISITING PROGRAM CAN CUT THIS NUMBER IN HALF Home visiting is a voluntary program that matches parents with trained professionals to provide information and support during pregnancy and throughout a child's first few years. $210,012 lifetime cost of one victim of child abuse and neglect due to the adverse health, social, and economic consequences of maltreatment 3.3million number of children reported as abused and neglected in 20085 $124 billion total lifetime economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States for all children abused or EFFECTIVE HOME neglected in 2008 VISITING WORKS Child abuse Better birth outcomes School achievement prevention Home visiting programs can reduce by half the rate of child abuse and Pregnant mothers who Children who received received a home visit home visits were 56 during the first four neglect and involvement with Child Protective percent more likely to graduate from high school than children months of their pregnancies had 75% fewer low birthweight Services." who didn't receive babies than those who home visits." didn't receive a visit. Pew Center on the States, 2012 Infographic by Carla Uriona, Taryn Tong and Krissi Jimroglou

Child Abuse and Home Visiting

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