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COVID-19 News About Child Maltreatment

Below are news stories from reputable sources that go more in-depth on the impact the 2020 COVID-19 health crisis is having on cases of child abuse and neglect and the child welfare system. The most recent news stories are at the top.

Child abuse rising in Fort Worth amid coronavirus. Here’s what you can do to help - Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 1.

Child abuse reports down in Texas since COVID-19, a trend advocates fear - Houston Chronicle, May 1.

Calls about child abuse are up from this time last year, SAFE Alliance says - KVUE, April 29.

Child Sexual Abuse Reports Are On The Rise Amid Lockdown Orders - KVCR, April 28.

ChildSafe: COVID-19 Pandemic is ‘perfect storm’ for child abuse perpetrators - KSAT, April 28.

Child sexual abuse images and online exploitation surge during pandemic - NBC News, April 23.

El Paso advocates warn pandemic could lead to spike in child abuse - KVIA, April 20.

Coronavirus isolation shields abused children, opens kids to online predators - KHOU 11, April 18.

Abuse numbers rise as people continue to shelter in place during pandemic - KCEN, April 14.

Child abuse prevention advocates worry ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders putting kids at risk - KSAT, April 12.

Experts fear increase in child abuse and decline in mental health as coronavirus pandemic persists - Community Impact - NewBraunfels, April 7.

Texas child abuse reports are down amid stay-at-home orders, but the threat is still there - KVUE News, April 7.

Stay-at-Home Orders Increase Risk for Victims of Child, Domestic Abuse - Spectrum News, April 6.

Why child welfare experts fear a spike of abuse during COVID-19 - PBS Newshour, April 6.

Child abuse fears increase as families isolate during coronavirus pandemic - CBS News, April 6.

CPS asks the community to pay attention for signs of child abuse and neglect - Austin-American Statesman, April 2.

Advocates fear child abuse cases will go unreported during coronavirus school closures - Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 30.

Out of sight, child abuse in Texas thought to be on the rise - Texas Tribune, March 27.

Child Welfare Advocates Fear Surge In Abuse Cases During Recession - NPR, March 26.

Child abuse will spike with stressed families stuck at home during quarantine, experts say - KSAT SAn Antonio, March 25.

Child abuse calls down in Bexar Co. during coronavirus outbreak - KENS5 San Antonio, March 25.

Children more at risk for abuse and neglect amid coronavirus pandemic, experts say - USA Today, March 21.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Will Rise During Quarantines. So Will Neglect of At-Risk People, Social Workers Say. - ProPublica, March 21.

North Texas Hospital Reports Spike In Severe Child Abuse Cases; Believe Linked To Stress From Coronavirus Pandemic - CBS DFW, March 20.


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