Child Abuse Going Unreported During Stay-At-Home Order


Calls to the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline have declined by about half since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But advocates say child abuse is not decreasing, rather mandatory reporters like teachers and school counselors, aren’t interacting with children as much. 

Guests: Denise McCAffrey, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois in Springfield. Duaa Eldeib, Reporter for ProPublica Illinois. 

If you suspect child abuse, or feel that a child is being neglect or at-risk call the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25- ABUSE (22873).