The federal government’s Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3) compared families with an annual income of under $15,000 to families with an annual income over $30,000. Their findings:
- Abuse is 14 times more common in poor families.
- Neglect is 44 times more common in poor families.
While there is much debate as to the reasons for this, the facts are not in dispute. In order to understand more about poverty, please do the following simulation. After completing the simulation please write 2 or 3 sentences on how it changed your view on those living in poverty. You will submit your notes to the Training Manager. If you have questions regarding the at-home assignment, please contact AnnMarie Ronsman.