The other side of COVID: Risk factors up for child abuse

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Some COVID-19 pandemic safety measures have had a negative impact on several aspects of children’s and teens’ health.

Child maltreatment, also known as child abuse and neglect, can cause serious physical and mental health problems in children. Child abuse and neglect includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and exposure to intimate partner violence – also known as domestic violence.

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