The rising rate of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico might not be a fact the state just has to accept. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says child maltreatment is totally preventable.
And New Mexico even has the programs that can help. But, as one nurse put it, what we’re missing is the quantity. KUNM teamed up with KNME / New Mexico PBS to find out more about the people working in the state to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts.