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TexProtects In the News: Report: Drugs or alcohol factor into half of Texas child abuse and neglect deaths

TexProtects In the News: Report: Drugs or alcohol factor into half of Texas child abuse and neglect deaths

The Texas Tribune reports: The number of Texas children dying from abuse and neglect decreased by 22.5 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to a state report, but drug and alcohol use among caregivers is still leading to deaths from trauma, accidental smothering while sleeping and auto accidents, among other causes.

This story includes an interview with TexProtects' Dimple Patel, Associate Director for Public Policy.

Read the full story here

Posted on March 20, 2018.

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