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

Monday, June 15, 2020

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

Although communities have been asked to stay home to stay safe, home is a dangerous place when you face domestic abuse. 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 medical professionals 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

Sharon Imperato, clinical innovation projects and training director, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

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