Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Context of COVID-19

Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD Brett Drake, PhD, Catherine Cobetto, Maria Gandarilla Ocampo Washington University in St Louis According to various news articles, child abuse and neglect hotlines around the country are reporting dramatic declines in the last few weeks. Colorado down by more than 1/3 from same time last year (Gliha, 2020) Connecticut dropped 70% (Thomas, […]

The COVID-19 Context of Child Abuse Prevention

In news articles across the country, there have been several states (including Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois & Missouri) reporting dramatic drops (1/3 to 2/3) in reports of maltreatment compared to what would be expected. Normally drops in calls would be a welcome sight for child abuse prevention advocates, but sadly no program exists that is capable […]