As 2020 draws to a close, we look back at the resilience we all have shown in our commitment to ensuring the safety of all children. We have risen to meet our communities’ need for support to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments for children and adolescents and to address health inequities that have amplified during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the holidays approach, this season presents unique challenges. We want to remain vigilant in anticipating any increased risk for child and adolescent injury and violence during this time. Children and adolescents are spending more time in the home, the weather is getting colder, families and friends are making decisions on how to maintain social distance and remain safe, and parents and caregivers are challenged to meet multiple work and family demands.