Abuse and neglect are growing problems in Geauga County.
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In the past three years, the number of new cases of abused and neglected children entering the court system has risen by 25% each year.
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Jonathan Slain, President of the Board of Friends of CASA salutes the efforts of the Chagrin Valley Women's League for outstanding service.
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Abused or neglected children are often physically unhealthy adults, research finds
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Anyone who has spent time on a therapist's couch can tell you how important early childhood experiences -- both positive and negative -- are to our emotional well-being later in life. But research continues to accumulate connecting these impressionable years to adult physical health, too.
Many of the health effects are sadly predictable. Abused and neglected children are much more likely to become alcoholics, to be depressed, and to be infected with HIV. Some health effects, though, are surprising. These same children are more likely to be obese as adults, for example, and they die younger on average than peers who have not suffered abuse or neglect.
(Excerpted from article by Brie Zeltner, published June 12th in The Plain Dealer)