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.
Law Enforcement Officers can help keep children safe by knowing how to identify risk factors in traffic stops, home visits and interactions with families and children. Join us for a short 30 minute live online training to discuss tips on how to identify indicators of abuse and make mandated reports.
The trainings will take place during police and sheriff's departments typical shift change times to encourage departments to gather officers together during shift changes to login and participate in this short zoom training as a team and then discuss after the training your department's plan on how to keep children safe in your community.
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 20 @ 6:15 - 6:45 pm
May 22 @ 6:15 - 6:45 am
May 20 - Click this link - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeiurT4sHtWuhdcFsFNj243Km0Utwir5
May 22 - Click this link - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceGvqDgsGN29AN8A6G_hcaivejdEdKXN
Join us for a 30 minute live online training on how to recognize and respond to child abuse.