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Home Visitors Attending To Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19: A Guided Reflection

Download Files Apr 23, 2020

This webinar outlines the home visitor response to risks for abuse and neglect during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Intended audience: Home visitation program supervisors, directors, or administrators.

Key Issues/Concerns:

  • Restraints on home visitation protocols due to social distancing restrictions – implications for opening/closing cases, virtual intervention technology and assessing and addressing risk for potential abuse and neglect

  • Where in-person home visiting is still allowed, concerns around personal safety and how that may impact ability to assess/address potential risk for abuse or neglect

  • Consider the impact of mental health and substance abuse problems for some parents in home visiting programs and their contribution to increase in risk for abuse and neglect

  • The importance of reflective practice for home visitors as their service delivery changes during the pandemic

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