Roxana Torrico Meruvia, MSW
Child maltreatment is a critical and complex issue â€“ for families and the systems that serve them. Child abuse and neglect can occur within families of any community or economic, religious, racial and ethnic background however, some factors put children at an increased risk of harm. Whereas the abuse and neglect of some children may go unnoticed, other children come to the attention of the child welfare system. Across the country, child welfare workers in these systems work diligently to keep children safe and preserve family units.
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