Nearly 700,000 children are abused each year in the US according to the National Children’s Alliance. This rate is harder to track during the pandemic, when many kids are learning remotely. The Quad Cities Child Abuse Council says the stress caused by the pandemic may lead to more abuse, and spotting the signs of it through a computer is challenging. Experts advise teachers to look for the same signs they would in the classroom and encourage the students to turn their cameras on, even for a little bit. They also say finding creative ways to stay connected with students can help.

Read the full article at KCRG News.

According to the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council, child abuse is 100% preventable. However, it takes a lot of work to make sure we live in a connected and healthy community that supports families. Here they share some resources to help us navigate difficult situations and conversations.

More resources:

National Children’s Alliance

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services – Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP)

Never hesitate to contact one or all of them for support, questions or help!

 

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