With People at Home More, Domestic Violence Cases On the Rise

According to psychologist Gabriela Romo, the sudden closure, drastic changes within homes, stress from job loss, fear of acquiring the coronavirus, and uncertainty about what may happen is causing an increase in cases of domestic violence between partners and child abuse. Dr. Romo also warns that despite the difficult quarantine situation, possible victims of domestic violence should seek help and denounce their aggressors.

The Maryland Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-MD-HELPS, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nationwide, you can call 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522. Authorities recall that if you believe it is a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

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Joe Yasharoff

About Joe Yasharoff

Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.


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