A news article in the Washington Post recently shared that child abuse reports had drastically declined since COVID-19 sent children and parents home from school and work. However, severe forms of child abuse and child death cases due to abuse have INCREASED in the same timeframe.
60% of child abuse reports are made by professionals who interact with children. Less than 20% of reports are made by family members or neighbors. With less professionals having access to children, those who do come in contact with children must be even more aware of potential signs that children are being abused and neglected.
Essential workers who come in contact with children can keep children safe by making reports to the child abuse hotline if they suspect that chilren are being abused.
Home delivery professionals, plumbers, utility workers, maintenence professionals, retailers, barbers, salon stylists, medical professionals, grocers, restaurant staff, government employees, and others are invited to join us for a 30 minute online Zoom training where you can learn indicators of child abuse to be aware of in your professions and how to make anonymous mandated child abuse reports to the child abuse hotline.
Together we can keep children safe! To attend the training, please click the link below for the date and time that works best for you.
May 19 at 10:00 - 10:30 am
May 21 at 3:00 - 3:30 pm
May 19 - Click this link - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdO-ppzIoGN0pR7--BI4UwowYnhru6_pq
May 21 - Click this link - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscequrTkpH92_LPyozmzJleL0HMh5JgQU
Join us for a short 30 minute training for Essential Workers on how to recognize and respond to suspicions of child abuse and neglect.