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Susan Hatters-Friedman, of the School of Medicine, highlights troubling aspects of quarantine

The threat inside the house: Coronavirus lockdowns and the risk of family violence

New York Daily News: Susan Hatters-Friedman, professor of forensic psychiatry in the School of Medicine, provided insight into a troubling aspect of coronavirus-related quarantines: “In lockdown, a lot of resources we usually use to help prevent family violence and murder are less effectual. There is a lack of personal space—and often no way to “cool down” and walk away like one usually would. … education has been derailed, as have health services,” Hatters-Friedman wrote: “Both of these usually serve as protective mechanisms against murder in the family. While that helps protect us from the spread of COVID-19, would-be abusers and at-risk families are stuck behind quarantined doors.”