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Missoulian editorial - What works to prevent child abuse and neglect in Montana?

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April 15, 2018View for printing

Missoulians may have noticed increasing numbers of blue pinwheels popping up around town. It's part of a month-long, statewide campaign to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect, and to draw attention to prevention efforts.

This annual campaign is more important than ever as Missoula and Montana continue to witness a shocking increase in child abuse cases, leading to a record number of children in state custody and significant burdens on local law enforcement, county prosecutors and the state Department of Health and Human Services. ... bc3d8b.html

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This is another example of why early education is so crucial to the future of Montana.

Real early ed starts with pre-natal education of the parents. They not only learn about child education but also life and parenting skills even before the child is born.

Montana could improve in many areas including economic development success while also ensuring a more enjoyable productive life for all of us if we had a comprehensive pre-natal to kindergarten early education program available to everyone.

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