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Today on Your Call: What explains the hidden epidemic of child abuse in America?

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On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had about child abuse-- why it’s so pervasive and why it still remains so hidden. The Guardian recently reported that “Over the past decade, more than 20,000 American children have been killed their own family members – that is nearly four times the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.”  What explains this?  And how can we stop they cycle of abuse?  How can we educate children and adults to prevent child abuse? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

Guests

Dr. Seema Jilani, pediatrician at Texas Childrens Hospital and freelance journalist

Michael Petit, president of Every Child Matters, a child advocacy organization

Robyn Roberts, training coordinator with Marin Advocates for Children

 

Resources

Every Child Matters

Marin Advocates for Children

America's child abuse epidemic

America's child death shame

Preaching Virtue of Spanking, Even as Deaths Fuel Debate

Texas judge caught beating his daughter won't face charges, police say

What You Need to Know About Childhood Sexual Abuse

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Budner came to KALW as a volunteer reporter with Crosscurrents in early 2009, then joined the Your Call team as a producer in March of 2010. She loves the dynamic daily interactions of live radio and the inspiring guests and listeners that Your Call attracts. She still makes stories for Crosscurrents in her free time.