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It’s time to end child abuse, make state safe for children


April 27, 2016

The time has come for us to end child abuse and neglect. It’s time for each of us to take a stand and to make sure that Oregon is a safe place for all of our children to live and grow up.

Every April we take a break from our busy lives, we wear blue ribbons, maybe attend an activity and say that these children are in our hearts. But with 10,088 confirmed Oregon child abuse/neglect victims in 2014 – 61 percent under the age of 7 – we are not doing enough.

Children who are abused and do not get help to heal are more likely to grow up to be abusers, have mental health problems,...

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