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SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE

Child abuse and neglect are not an isolated occurrence. It happens every single day in
our own community, it may even be happening to a child you know. We believe that no
child should ever be subjected to the pain of abuse or the lasting emotional trauma it

leaves behind.

 

One of the first ways you can help a child who has been abused and neglected is to recognize the signs of child abuse. The presence of one of the signs on the list does not immediately indicate that the child is in an abusive situation. However, if signs are noticed repeatedly or in combination with several others, this could warrant investigating the child’s environment further to check for child abuse. If you suspect that a child is being abused, do not wait to get help. Doing so, helps protect the child as soon as possible and could also help the family involved in the situation.

 

 

The United States Department of Health and Human Services offers the following list of possible signs of child abuse and neglect:

 

Reporting suspected abuse helps protect the child as soon as possible and could also help the family involved in the situation.

DID YOU
Know?

Report Suspected Abuse

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Call 1-800-252-5400 or 911

www.txabusehotline.org

YOU CAN HELP

It is up to us to protect our children from abuse and neglect. Anyone can report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. Some professionals are even required by law to report possible abuse cases. If you believe a child you know has been abused, molested, neglected or otherwise maltreated, please report it today. For more information on reporting child abuse: Call the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline 24/7 at (800) 252-5400 or visit www.txabusehotline.org.

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