To stop the spread of the coronavirus, the stay at home advisory in Massachusetts has now been extended to May 4th. There are no doubt challenges to living in close quarters, working and going to school, with limited options of outside activities. Social distancing has caused stress and anxiety for many, but for victims of domestic violence and child abuse the situation can be much more serious.

Carolee McGrath spoke with Dr. Stephen Boos, the director of the Baystate Health Family Advocacy Center, to learn more about the potential risks for domestic violence victims. Dr. Boos also explains what help available locally in western Massachusetts.