We realize the challenge to protect children has never been greater. Many parents now find themselves in an unprecedented situation with a lack of childcare, indefinite school closures, limited employment opportunities and social isolation. Compounded with uncertainty, anxiety, fear and frustration, the financial and emotional stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to create a dangerous environment for children.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our Child Abuse & Trauma Services team understands first-hand the importance of education and providing community resources to help prevent child abuse and support children year-round.