Virtual Event

When “Stay at Home” Isn’t Safe: Domestic Violence during COVID-19

Virtual Radcliffe: Health Inequity in the Age of COVID-19

Although communities have been asked to stay home to stay safe, for many domestic violence victims, home can be a dangerous place. Spikes in intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse have been noted across the country and around the world since the onset of the COVID-19 stay-at-home directives as victims and witnesses of IPV and child abuse find themselves isolated within their homes and confronted with difficult decisions about when and how to seek care or shelter. In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars, public officials, community activists, and survivors join to discuss domestic violence in the midst of this public health crisis and to consider different strategies for providing services and help to those in need.  


Jacquelyn Campbell, professor, Anna D. Wolf Chair, and national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Melissa DuBose, associate judge, District Court, Rhode Island Judiciary

Neena McConnico, program director, Child Witness to Violence Project, Boston Medical Center

Moderated by Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Free and open to the public. To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for this webinar.