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New study finds rates of child abuse in CA are higher than previously thought

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Last year, more than five percent of children under the age of five were reported as subjects of child abuse or neglect in California.

But new research from the Children's Data Network finds that significantly more children experience abuse than the annual data shows.

The study finds that when children are followed from birth through age 5, the rate climbs to 1 in 7 children reported for abuse.

Daniel Heimple, founder of Fostering Media Connections and publisher of The Chronicle of Social Change wrote about the new research and joins Take Two for more.