Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic: 25 Tips for MDTs

Course Description

Many child protection professionals believe child abuse is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic as most abusers are parents or siblings now have more complete access to the child victim. In turn, the victim may no longer have schoolteachers, faith leaders, or other mandated reporters accessible for help or who may be able detect a sign of abuse. Children may also have reduced access to medical and mental health providers. In response to this concern, 25 tips Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) may wish to employ are provided.

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