Child Abuse Goes Up After Report Cards

When report cards go home on a Friday, child abuse goes up on Saturday.  That's according to a new study that looked at data from Florida Public Schools and the state's child abuse hotline.  

Researchers say that abuse can possibly be linked to a parent's anger about school performance or behavior.  The uptick is only when grades are released on a Friday, with researchers speculating that parents might avoid abusing a child when they have to go back to school the next day.  

The study is published in JAMA Pediatrics.

National Foundation to End Child Abuse
National Foundation to End Child Abuse
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