Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Is on the Rise with COVID-19. Here’s What One Woman Is Doing About It.
Even without a state of emergency, domestic violence and child abuse are a concern in American household. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, families are forced to face some of the detrimental relationships within their households–putting some people’s livelihood at the hands of their abuser’s mercy. Gwendolyn Barber in Minnesota recognized this fact, and through her Resource, Justice, and Management project and with her TPP grant, she and her team are releasing virtual outlets for understanding and resources in regards to COVID-19. In addition, they will offer webinars and live broadcasts on mental health, wealth, safety, conflict de-escalation, and prevention strategies. Additionally, emergency contact advocates will be available 24 hours a day for immediate intervention.