Children more at risk for abuse and neglect amid coronavirus pandemic, experts say

March 21, 2020

USA Today

Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable U.S. children could face a heightened risk of abuse and neglect as coronavirus-related school closures keep them at home and away from the nation’s biggest group of hotline tipsters: educators. Teachers, administrators, school counselors and other educational professionals report one in every five child mistreatment claims in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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