Port Charlotte Sun, June 20, 2020
The number of reported cases of child abuse have declined during the pandemic, which worries authorities. Many feel the decline is because children are not in schools and other facilities where people are trained to spot abuse and mandated to report it. The pandemic has also been a stressful time, which can lead to abuse. “When we see increased stress, we see increased abuse, whether it’s to a partner or to a child,” said UTMB’s Jeff Temple.