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COVID-19's Impact on Child Abuse | WDIY News Exclusive

The Northampton County courthouse in Easton, PA.

WDIY's Marcie Lightwood explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected child abuse through conversations with officials from Lehigh County, Northampton County, and the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance.

Marcie speaks with Julie Bator, Administrator for Northampton County Children, Youth and Families; Sue Wandalowski, Director of Human Services of Northampton County; Paula Griffin, Director of Lehigh County Children and Youth; and Angela Liddle, Director of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance.

(Original air-date: 2/9/21)

Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up WDIY's first on-air membership drive, and she has stayed with the station ever since. Marcie is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group facilitation. Currently, Marcie serves as local host for NPR's All Things Considered on Friday afternoons along with producing special WDIY news features. She is the mother of four grown children and lives in Allentown.
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