Traditionally, April brings activities and programs designed to raise public awareness and understanding about the problem of child abuse in our community. During the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the mandated social distancing strategy, however, those activities have been curtailed. Yet the need for awareness is even more critical – stressful times often lead to an increased incidence of abuse.
We all play a role in keeping our children safe – in our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our communities. During this challenging situation, please take special care and be aware of the children around you.