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COVID-19 Is Stressing Colorado’s Child Welfare System (5280 Magazine)

COVID-19 is Stressing Colorado’s Child Welfare System (5280 Magazine)

Written by Angela Ufheil, 5280 Magazine

“In May, we reported that calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline have dropped by half due to COVID-19, which has separated kids from teachers, coaches, and other mandatory reporters of suspected abuse and neglect. Fewer calls don’t mean fewer children are in danger; in fact, experts say unstable homes are likely under greater stress during the pandemic. That’s forcing the Centennial State’s child welfare system to find new ways to help families while also keeping its employees and advocates safe from the novel coronavirus.”

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