Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) received a lifetime achievement award from Childhelp, a leading national child abuse prevention organization, in recognition of his 36 years in Congress advocating on behalf of children.
“For each individual case of child abuse, each child who suffers, there is a lasting story of pain and loss. Child maltreatment affects the emotional and behavioral development of its victims, often for a lifetime,” said Dodd as he accepted the award. “Even one case of abuse or neglect is too many. But every child we save from maltreatment is a child who can go on to achieve great things. For half a century, Childhelp has done so much good for so many kids, and it has been an honor to stand with you.”