Coronavirus Shelter-at-Home Rules Upend US Child Abuse Prevention System

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Coronavirus Shelter-at-Home Rules Upend US Child Abuse Prevention System

April 21, 2020 | by Sharon BernsteinReuters

As was expected, reports of child abuse have fallen dramatically—down by 70% for some agencies—since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and suspended doctor’s well-check appointments. When children are isolated, others in the community don’t see the signs of abuse. Child welfare agencies across the country are trying new ways to encourage reporting. Read this Reuters article to learn more.