Stay-at-Home Orders Amid Pandemic Create a “Perfect Storm for Child Abuse,” Welfare Worker Says

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Stay-at-Home Orders Amid Pandemic Create a “Perfect Storm for Child Abuse,” Welfare Worker Says

May 4, 2020 | by CBS News

Child welfare experts warned that keeping children at home due to COVID-19 and the shutdown of schools and day cares would decrease reports of child abuse while increasing the actual number of incidences and severity of abuse. After putting out a call to child welfare workers, CBS News received video diaries from 40 welfare workers who tell this story in their own words. You can watch it here.