11 Ways to Keep Children and Youth Safe While They’re at Home
By Dove's Nest Staff
Children and youth need protection now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures, economic stress, and unmet childcare needs, leaving many parents in a lurch. It’s not surprising that child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence are predicted to increase.
As faith communities, we may be grieving the loss of our in-person practices like worship, small groups, and Sunday school. When we are struggling to keep up with virtual worship and meetings, the challenge of how to meet the needs of vulnerable families can feel insurmountable.
Still, as protectors of children and youth, we know you care deeply about families' needs during this crisis. How can we support the families who are most vulnerable? How can we share God’s love during this unprecedented time?