Child Abuse & Neglect
Horrific stories of child abuse and neglect have plagued
our nation for decades. These range from stories of children
being drowned in automobiles by their mother to children
being found dead in dirty basements at the hand of a caretaker
The Baby Fund is on a crusade to protect innocent babies from this type of senseless abuse and neglect: by raising funds to sponsor programs to educate parents on proper childcare and by serving as a resource for parents who lack the basic skills and necessities needed to properly and safely care for a child.
Visit our online memorial to learn more
Detailed information and statistics on the national epidemic of Child Abuse & Neglect can be located on the following Web sites:
Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
The NCANDS is the primary source of national information on abused and neglected children known to State child protective services agencies. The NCANDS reports include national and state-level findings on the number and sources of child abuse and neglect reports, investigation dispositions, types of maltreatment, characteristics of children victimized, relationship of perpetrators to victims, and services provided for child maltreatment victims.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Child Maltreatment
- Administration for Children and Families
- Child Welfare/Foster Care Statistics - Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Administration on Children, Youth and Families