Report: 200 Child Abuse Deaths In Fla. In 2008
Experts Say Sour Economy Correlates To Increases In Abuse
POSTED: 8:21 am EST December 30, 2009
UPDATED: 8:36 am EST December 30, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — About 200 children were fatally abused in Florida in 2008, a substantial increase from past years as unemployment rates and drug use also increased in the state.
According to a report from the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee obtained by The Associated Press, an estimated 465 deaths were reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline in 2008. Of those, 201 were verified as child abuse or neglect.
About 163 children died from child abuse or neglect in 2007, the report said.
Experts told The Associated Press that a sour economy often correlates to increases in child abuse.
Thirteen children in state care died from child abuse in 2009.
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This article appeared in the Palm Beach Post this morning. Thirteen children died from Child Abuse while in the foster care system in 2009. They use the exucse that the economy caused it. It is not the economy stupid. It is the fact that CPS think they are the moral police. Who is to say that these same children might not have died at the hands of foster parents if they had been allowed to stay with their parents and given a hand up not a hand out.
It is not up to the state to take and raise our children. When we lose one child to abuse whether in it’s natural home or a foster or group home that is one child to many. We are losing our future. We are losing the family structure. We are losing our children. CPS is as much at fault as anything else.