Is the bad economy increasing child abuse?

The World

According to a recent study, child abuse cases went up 35 percent nationally between 2001 and 2007. In one hospital in Phoenix, child abuse cases are up 40 precent over last year alone. Can the recession be blamed for these gloomy statistics? Or is there something else causing this trend? We get insights from Amy Terreros, a pediatric nurse practitioner who diagnoses child abuse at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Jim Hmurovich, president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America.

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