Ken Mysogland, The Department of Children and Family's Bureau Chief of External Affairs, said that calls to the agency in April were down 47% from the same month last year, and overall new reports of child abuse and neglect were down 55%. Reports made by mandated reporters — teachers, police, day care workers, doctors and others were down 33 percent compared to March last year— according to DCF Commissioner Vanessa Dorantes.
The State of Connecticut has launched the
Talk it Out Line
1-833-258-5011, to help parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.