Yes, unfortunately, this is true. Childhelp reports that the United States has the worst record among industrialized nations—losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths.* Washtenaw Area Council for Children works to prevent child abuse in Washtenaw County and to keep our children safe from harm through our myriad of programs and resources for children, parents, community members and youth-serving professionals: Safe Babies, Body Safety Training, Stewards of Children, CyberSafety Program, Education Series and Parenting Resource Directory.

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2011). Child Maltreatment 2010. Available from