April is National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members.
14% of all men in prison and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice the frequency seen in the general population. Children who experience child abuse and neglect are about nine times more likely to become involved in criminal activity. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.
Wolf & Shore, LLC works with our clients to help them find programs for positive parenting and child development when they need it. We understand that we work with clients during some of the toughest times of their lives and we are here to offer compassion, guidance, and knowledge to help each client work through their matter. A few examples of the types of cases we handle include divorce, custody, guardianship, grandparents’ rights, child protection, juvenile delinquency and post-judgment modifications. We know how important it is for children to grow up with strong support systems, and in a safe environment. If you are concerned about a friend, family member, or loved one, and think legal action may be necessary, contact us for a confidential consultation.
Everyone can take a role in helping children get the love and support they need. If you suspect a child in Connecticut is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-842-2288.