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Pennsylvania kids need more protection from abuse

Pennsylvania is nationally recognized as a leader in early childhood care and education, yet we lack a statewide child abuse prevention strategy. Scores of infants and toddlers are dying or nearly dying from child abuse, but the issue has gone unaddressed by state policymakers.

Between 2008 and 2011, Pennsylvania recorded 147 children as having died from injuries substantiated as child abuse. An additional 177 sustained injuries certified by physicians as child abuse near-fatalities.

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