A victim contacted the Child Abuse Hotline to report a man who reportedly sexually abused her and her sister.
When COVID-19 closed classrooms, child advocates quickly noticed a startling trend. Experts say the landscape of child abuse reporting changed. There has been a shift in how often reports of child abuse and neglect are being filed, and by whom
Calls and text messages to a child abuse hotline increased in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.