Recession = Increase in Baby Abuse
Shaken Baby Syndrome reports have been on the rise since the recession according to the study by researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Why is this happening?
One article I reviewed online via US News offers the suggestion that an increase in stress levels due to economic situations such as unemployment and foreclosures, as quoted by Mary I. Huang, a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The increased number of families who are having to move in with friends or relatives who may not have the interest in these babies.
People tend to lash out at those who are smaller and weaker…..but a BABY!? It makes me sad, angry and frustrated to hear about such injustice. If anyone feels that out of control and needs a physical release, might I suggest punching a wall? Preferably a brick one. I am not feeling much compassion right now 🙁