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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 22, 2019 11:18 AM
From: Representative Brian Kirkland
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing Childhood Emotional Abuse
Too often, children are subject to isolation, terror, and rejection in the privacy of their own homes. Difficult to detect, emotional abuse can persist for years and adversely impact a victim’s lifelong psychological and physical health. As such, I will be introducing legislation that acknowledges the warning signs, scope, and lasting effects of childhood emotional abuse.

Considered one of the most damaging forms of maltreatment, childhood emotional abuse also bears enormous personal and societal costs. It is my hope that by increasing awareness, we will all become more adept at recognizing this devastating form of abuse and more capable of addressing it as soon as possible.

Please join me in supporting this resolution and a healthier, safer, and brighter future for all of Pennsylvania’s children. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HR119