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As daily lives and communities are upended by COVID-19, concern is mounting that children’s exposure to violence may increase. Children with a history of abuse may find themselves even more vulnerable – both at home and online – and may experience more frequent and severe acts of violence. Others may be victimized for the first time. Understanding the current status of violence prevention and response services is therefore essential to assessing risks to children

child protection,  COVID-19,  violence,  abuse,