BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A flag was raised in memory of the dozens of children in Kern County lost to abuse.
The Department of Human Services and the Kern County Network for Children hosted an event Friday morning to raise awareness of child abuse.
Tom Corson, Executive Director of the Kern County Network for Children, said 38 children have died to physical abuse in Kern County due to physical abuse since 2009.
There are 11 substantiated cases of abuse in Kern County every day, Corson said.
Corson encouraged reporting suspected cases of abuse.
"How could you live with yourself if you suspect [abuse] and something does happen to that child," Corson said.
Officials say if you believe a child's life is in immediate danger you should call 911.
Experts say child abuse is most deadly for kids under 5 because there are no teachers or other mandated reporters to speak up for the child.
If so, call the 24 hour child abuse hotline at 661-631-6011.
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