Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2021

Publication Title

Pediatric clinics of North America

Abstract

The present study is systematic rapid review on the nature of the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and child maltreatment. Database searches on December 28, 2020, identified 234 unique citations; 12 were ultimately included in our analysis. Included articles measured child maltreatment inclusive of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, and child neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared with the prepandemic period, 5 articles found an increase in child maltreatment, 6 articles found a decrease, and 1 study found no difference. There existed variation in geography of study location, age of child maltreatment victims, and types of child maltreatment assessed.

Medical Subject Headings

COVID-19; Child; Child Abuse; Child Behavior; Humans; Physical Abuse; Risk Factors

PubMed ID

34538308

Volume

68

Issue

5

First Page

991

Last Page

1009

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