Experts Say Child Abuse May Go Unreported With N.H. Schools Closed

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With the increased stress, confinement, and economic uncertainty that has come with COVID-19, child abuse experts are concerned abuse at home may increase and go unreported. Moira O'Neill is the director of New Hampshire's Office of the Child Advocate. She says that with schools closed, many children have lost their safety net, and that we all should be thinking about that. O'Neill spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello about her concerns, and about what the public can do to help. Editor’s note: This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. You've said you expect child abuse cases to increase during this time. Why would that happen? We do. You know, this could be such an exciting time for families to be spending more time with each other, but in...

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Experts Say Child Abuse May Go Unreported With N.H. Schools Closed

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