Neglect makes up most of the abuse/neglect cases. Neglect is the failure of a parent, guardian, or other caregiver to provide for a child's basic needs. Neglect includes, but is not limited to, the failure to provide food, shelter, medical care, and mental health treatment.
In the first major study of child abuse and neglect in 20 years, researchers with the National Academy of Sciences reported that the damaging consequences of abuse can not only reshape a child’s brain but also last a lifetime.
Check out our "Livin' Blue Ribbon" in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month! We gathered in the hospital atrium with our friends from The Kempe Foundation to make a human blue ribbon to raise awareness of child abuse.