Child Welfare

Has child abuse surged under COVID-19? Despite alarming stories from ERs, there’s no answer

August 03, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

While calls to child abuse hotlines have been down during the pandemic as children are out of school and community programs, experts are unsure what actual numbers may be, and calling for a shift in paradigm from intervention toward prevention to meet the needs of the moment.

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