National Child Abuse Prevention Month –  is an annual event designed to raise awareness about the long-term impacts neglect and abuse can have on a child. But in this time of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and shelter-in-place orders, thousands of children in Georgia are facing heightened risk of harm. School closures seem to have made time stand still, leaving children and youth at home, away from friends and neighbors, and perhaps most importantly, away from the largest group of child abuse and neglect reporters: Teachers.

Dr. Erica Fener Sitkoff, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children, penned a piece in the Saporta Report about Georgia’s vulnerable children — shedding light on the current situation and how we can be on the front line to keep children safe and healthy.

Read the op-ed here

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