Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, child abuse rates have dropped. However, this isn’t necessarily a good thing. It’s suspected by professionals that the rates have only dropped because the people who often report instances of abuse are teachers, bus drivers and childcare workers. With the stay-at-home orders in effect, teacher’s are no longer left alone with their students. Times are tough and the Coronavirus has left households with income instability, which can be a huge stress on family life.
If you suspect a child is being abused, contact 800-4-A-CHILD
If you think a child may be in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.