Published time: 24 April 2020
Authors: Cameron M. Rosenthal, Lindsay A. Thompson
Keywords: child, abuse, Covid-19, pediatric
April is Child Abuse Awareness month, even during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Social isolation, the public health measure now in place across the world, is also a proven risk factor for child abuse. Other risks include stress, uncertain access to food and housing, and worries about making ends meet. Owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed with these stresses. They may be experiencing job loss, childcare struggles, and schedule changes.
Child Abuse Awareness Month During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic