.6 million children are subject to child abuse or neglect each year in the United States, and more than 70% of the children who died because of child abuse were two years of age or younger. These alarming statics is why Golden Door and The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) will be partnering together to combat this serious problem.
In the current world that we live in, child abuse and neglect is running rampant and is a real epidemic, said Kathy Van Ness, COO/General Manger, Golden Door. There is a report of child abuse every ten seconds in the United States; we need to come together to make a change to stop this from happening.
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is the first and one of the most highly respected child protective agencies in the world. Founded in 1875, the NYSPCC helps the most vulnerable children of our community recover from trauma. And, more importantly, it helps prevent child abuse through its work with parents, teachers, children and foster care agencies. More than a century since its founding, The NYSPCC’s amazing work is used as a model for child abuse prevention centers across the nation. The NYPSCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on behalf of over two million children and has educated over 47,000 professionals working with children on child abuse and neglect issues. http://www.nyspcc.org