No one likes to think child abuse exists in their community. But sadly, it does in every community in America. Here in Silicon Valley, approximately 1,500 children were found by the courts to have been abused or neglected by their families. When that happens, the child may enter foster care, which can be a disorienting, frightening and unsettling experience for any age child.
As we observe Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's recommit ourselves to ending the vicious cycle of abuse, and to stand up for every child too young to speak for themselves.