Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Families at-Risk for Violence, Child Maltreatment, and Neglect

April 30, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified May 2, 2020

Many people are currently quarantining themselves in their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With that increase in the amount of time we’re spending together, there’s been an increase in domestic violence and other forms of violence, child maltreatment, and child neglect.

In this article from The Rural Monitor, several physicians discuss the effect of quarantine on vulnerable populations, especially children and spouses in unsafe home environments. Learn more about raising awareness, understanding options, and other mitigation efforts from RHI’s Rural Monitor.

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