What Lessons Can the Child Welfare System Take from the COVID-19 Pandemic? American Enterprise Institute (2021)

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn greater attention to the plight of abused and neglected children. Maltreatment incidence is likely on the rise, given the combination of social isolation, increased economic precarity, and heightened caregiving burden for children who would typically be in school or day care. Experts give recommendations for protecting children through the pandemic and beyond. Current barriers to protecting children that exist are also addressed.

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