NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The COVID lockdown did not just create a mental health crisis. New research reveals many teens’ physical well-being was also put at risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data last week that takes a closer look at child abuse during the lockdown.
More than half of high school students reported they experienced emotional abuse by a parent. Additionally, more than 10 percent of teens say they experienced physical abuse, including hitting and kicking.
“This is a manifestation of all of us struggling, parents struggling, grandparents struggling, aunts and uncles and adults and the world struggling,” Poncin said.
The same study reported about a third of parents lost jobs during this time.
If you ever suspect a child is a victim of abuse, call the Connecticut Department of Children and Families’ careline at 1 (800) 842-2288. If you experience any issues when calling the main number, call 1 (860) 352-9261.