Providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates stand with pediatricians across the country who are deeply concerned that the COVID-19 health crisis has created a perfect storm when it comes to child abuse and neglect.
With orders to stay home and social distance during the health crisis, it’s not uncommon for families to experience increased feelings of depression, loneliness, anxiety and sadness, and even difficulty focusing or sleeping.
As families shelter in place, our homes have become our offices, schools and playgrounds. With families spending so much of their time together under one roof, the risk of injuries to kids is increasing.
T.J. Kelley enjoys daily interaction with his students at Hamlin Middle School in Springfield. As a P.E. teacher, he gets to introduce kids to a variety of activities, sports and other fun ways to be active. But with school buildings closed and students attending classes online, daily P.E. classes are on hold.