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Journal Special Issue, Vol. 2: Protecting Children from Maltreatment During COVID-19

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The special issue “Protecting children from maltreatment during COVID-19: First volume,” focused on analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various aspects of child maltreatment and child protective services. The second volume tries to provide a unique glance into the answers to two main questions: (1) how does COVID-19 impact the rates of child maltreatment (CM)?; and (2) how does COVID-19 impact the delivery of child protective service responses? These two questions are discussed and studied in multiple international settings. Conclusions: Child maltreatment rates during COVID-19: Studies point to a decrease in police reports and referrals to child protective services An increase in child abuse-related injuries treated in hospitals, and An increase in family violence The delivery of child protective service responses: Training for professionals: education related to recognizing and responding to child maltreatment is needed The transition to digital services is accompanied by worry over hidden child abuse Implications for future research: Include other forms of violence against children besides physical or psychological violence at home Employ various data sources, such as surveys or big data. Most studies relied on administrative records. Homogeneity in definitions and study designs in data gathering will enable generalization and comparison of findings (Cappa & Jijon, 2021) Thank you

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Journal Club Date:

June 1, 2021

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Featured Journal Articles:

Reporting of child maltreatment during the SARSCoV-2 pandemic in New York City from March to May 2020
A spatiotemporal analysis of the impact of COVID19 on child abuse and neglect in the city of Los Angeles,CA
Child maltreatment reports and Child Protection Service responses during COVID-19: Knowledge exchange among Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, and South Africa
Deviations in criminal filings of child abuse and neglect during COVID-19 from forecasted models: An analysis from the state of Oklahoma, USA
Increased proportion of physical child abuse injuries at a level I pediatric trauma center during the Covid-19 pandemic
COVID-19: Differences in sentinel injury and child abuse reporting during a pandemic
Violence against children during COVID-19: Assessing and understanding change in use of helplines
Using social media data for assessing children’s exposure to violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
Modelling the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on violent discipline against children
How societal responses to COVID-19 could contribute to child neglect
Invisible children and non-essential workers: Child protection during COVID-19 in Israel according to policy documents and media coverage
The impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Social Care in England
Domestic violence in families in the Netherlands during the coronavirus crisis: A mixed method Study
How does COVID-19 impact intrafamilial child sexual abuse? Comparison analysis of reports by practitioners in Israel and the US
Child maltreatment in the time of COVID-19: Changes in the Florida foster care system surrounding the COVID-19 safer-at-home order
Child maltreatment online education for healthcare and social service providers: Implications for the COVID-19 context and beyond

Learning Objectives:

The special issue “Protecting children from maltreatment during COVID-19: First volume,” focused on analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various aspects of child maltreatment and child protective services.
The second volume tries to provide a unique glance into the answers to two main questions: (1) how does COVID-19 impact the rates of child maltreatment (CM)?; and (2) how does COVID-19 impact the delivery of child protective service responses?
These two questions are discussed and studied in multiple international settings

Authored By:

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Dr. Carmit Katz
Tel Aviv University, Israel
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Dr. Barbara Fallon
University of Toronto, Canada