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Child maltreatment reports drop as educators lose access to students during closures

May 21, 2020


Staying home doesn’t mean staying safe for some children. As COVID-19 isolated families inside their homes and created the high-stress environment of job losses and health anxiety, at-risk children were left unprotected from abusers living in their homes. Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance, told MarketWatch the environment is a “perfect storm of increased access and increased family stress and financial pressure.”

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