A pandemic within a pandemic
Image source: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/22/domestic-violence-has-increased-during-coronavirus-lockdowns
“The very technique we are using to protect people from the virus can perversely impact victims of domestic violence. . .it provides an opportunity for abusers to unleash more violence.” -- Anita Bhatia
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS OR HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CALL THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV) HOTLINE AT 1-800-799-7233
For more information on handling a domestic violence situation, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.
Overview: Welcome back to my blog! This week, I will be introducing the topic of domestic violence and discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on victims of domestic violence.
the beginning of the journey
"a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Meghan Hesterman (she/her) is a child advocate and education blogger. While a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), she created Journal of a Future Teacher to share her journey in becoming an early childhood teacher.