In a recent article from the Pioneer Press “Counties receiving fewer reports of child abuse amid coronavirus, but staff say it’s not because of fewer incidents” reporter Sarah Horner interviewed Minnesota Children’s Alliance Executive Director, Marcia Milliken.
Discussing the impact of kids staying home from school during the pandemic:
“Kids aren’t in school right now, they are aren’t going to after-school programs or worship services … So the places where kids are seen and where they feel safe to disclose just aren’t available,” Milliken said.
Similar news coverage is on the rise across the country. CBS News recently highlighted the experience of workers in the field, and the Washington Post explored the rise of more severe child abuse cases in local emergency rooms.