The Economic Impact of Child Maltreatment


The world has changed. We're living, working, interacting, and learning differently -- in ways we could have never imagined. Although children are not the face of this global pandemic, they risk being among its greatest victims. At the best of times, parenting is really hard, during a crisis it can be entirely overwhelming. This moment demands more from each of us to reach out in ways we can, to support one another, and do whatever it takes to protect our children.

When one child is hurt, our entire community is degraded. Safe & Sound explains how maltreatment impacts all Californians, with disportionate impact on communities of color, estimates costs for your county, underscores how communities play a factor in both protecting children and placing them at risk, and provides ways for you to take action to keep kids safe, strengthen families, and build communities.