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Child Advocate: Majority of 2013 infant, toddler deaths preventable

Office of the Child Advocate (Screengrab)
Office of the Child Advocate (Screengrab)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A recently-released report from the Child Advocate Office determined that the majority of the 82 infant and toddler deaths that occurred in 2013 were largely preventable.

“Many of the children that are dying are dying of preventable deaths,” Associate Child Advocate Mickey Kramer said. “We really need a cohesive and collaborative approach to both identifying the risk and preventing these deaths.”

According to the report, a majority of last year’s infant and toddler fatalities occurred in families that had current or previous involvement with the Children and Families Department.

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