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Calls to Arkansas's child abuse hotline have increased after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. We learn about how the pandemic has impacted the process of identifying and supporting abused children. 

 

Courtesy / Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County

The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County began providing services at its new Gentry location this week. Officials say they anticipate serving 40-60 children at their second location between now and the end of the year. The nonprofit has seen more than 12,000 children since its inception 20 years ago.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Protective Services operates a Child Maltreatment Central Registry. This year the registry is undergoing revision. Jacqueline Froelich reports.

Children's House in Springdale is designed to help some of the youngest victims of abuse and neglect in northwest Arkansas.