April 7, 2020 Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Families caring for young children during this time with little outside social support or respite can be at risk for an increase in harsh disciplinary practices, abuse, or neglect. If you are an early learning professional, join Zero to Three on April 29 for their webinar, “Attending to Risks of Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Early Childhood Educators.” About Recent protocols around social distancing and sheltering in place have created substantial changes in family lifestyles and professional practice. For some families, staying home together has had positive impacts on their quality of time together, strengthening relationships. For many families, this social isolation is also coupled with anxiety around health concerns and financial security. Objectives During this webinar, early childhood educators will learn the following: how to assess and address risks and signs of abuse and neglect in an early childhood education setting while simultaneously adjusting protocols specific to COVID-19 in these settings; how to maintain relationships through virtual contacts when programs are closed and assess risk through virtual interactions; the importance of reflective practice for early childhood educators who are often facing many of their own individual and family challenges during this time; and about resources specific to early childhood education. Register To register, visit the event webpage.