Improving Services for Violence Against Women and Children During Covid-19
The frequency and severity of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic has become exceedingly concerning. Since the start of the pandemic, survivors are facing unprecedented challenges including compounded levels of stress, economic strain and restricted opportunities for connection with social networks, hindering their ability to reach out for support. IPV advocates, pediatric health care providers and child welfare and family violence advocates are well positioned to ensure the unique needs of survivors, of all ages, are met during a national public health emergency.
Last modified: 1/23/2023