90 Illinois Children Died of Neglect and Abuse in 2012
Clarkin says 40 of the children were infants who suffocated while sleeping with parents, with blankets or on their stomachs. All of those practices are dangerous. Clarkin says the department has worked hard to warn young mothers but now needs to try to reach grandmothers. He says young moms overwhelmingly go to their own mothers for parenting advice.
Homicides were the second-largest category of deaths. Twenty-two of the neglect and abuse deaths were homicides.
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