Adults – Aunts, uncles, grandparents, family friends, teachers, coaches, etc.. – it is our responsibility to protect children. If we suspect a child/children are living in abusive homes, we should make efforts to reach out to them. Children carry enough weight on their little shoulders, they don’t need the burden of thinking it is their responsibility to protect themselves or their siblings.
Facebook Messanger, Zoom, Google Hangout are great ways to not only check on the child but to also look for visual cues. If your gut instinct tells you there’s something going on, please don’t ignore it. You might be the only chance the child gets.
We should also check on the adults to see how they are dealing with everything or if they need anything? A little support to them may go a long way.