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Drop in child abuse reports during COVID-19. Across the country, child abuse reports have dropped dramatically since April, in some places by as much as 50%, alarming health care and social service providers and advocates. Family violence is known to increase during times of crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered an unprecedented mix of stressors for families, including fear of illness, financial insecurity due to job loss, and the strain of working from home while caring for children. With schools closed and families isolated in their homes, vulnerable children are separated from their primary source of protection: professionals required to report suspected abuse such as teachers, coaches, and health care personnel. As noted by Humphreys and colleagues in the July issue of Pediatrics, "Overburdened families will experience the highest risks of violence and will require the most support" long into the future.