WVU in the News: Pandemic elevates concerns about violence, harm at home

Injury epidemiologist and three-time WVU graduate Amy Hunter, MPH, PhD, and medical anthropologists Susan DiVietro, PhD, and Rebecca Beebe, PhD, all of whom are research scientists at the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center-Hartford Hospital, authored an article for Public Health Newswire on intimate partner violence and child maltreatment.

They outline some approaches that educators and health care professionals can take to help mitigate this pervasive issue, which has the potential to increase due to social distancing measures. Read the article here.

National and local programs are available via calls, text and web chat to assist victims by providing support, safety planning or connecting to additional resources. If you are anyone you know is in need of immediate help, call 911. For more assistance, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233.